Ash Cloud from Eyjafjallajökull Impacts Air Travel


volcano-facebookTHUNDER BAY – For travellers, the problems caused by the Eyjafjallajökull volcano continue. The Met Office from Britain reports, “Latest Information received from the Icelandic Meteorological Office states that that the explosive activity from the Eyjafjallajökull volcano has continued to decrease and the ash plume has reduced slightly in height to 18,000 to 20,000 ft. The Icelandic Met Office state that there are no signs that the eruption is about to end, with the situation with the volcanic eruption remaining dynamic”.

Airports in the Italian cities of Milan, Pisa and Florence have been impacted today, and there are potential delays possible at others. Air travel in France is also impacted.

The Met Office states, “Winds are expected to blow from a mainly northerly direction through Sunday and into Monday, with most of the ash cloud likely to stay over the Atlantic Ocean and close to western parts of the British Isles. As a result NATS continues to advise aircraft about airspace restrictions affecting transatlantic flights, allowing them to cross the Atlantic safely. The ash cloud has drifted across some parts of central and southern Europe, leading to disruption”.

Once again travellers are advised to check with their airline when flying overseas.

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