Thursday, April 15, 2010

UK air travel - Iceland volcano - ash cloud disrupts European flights

Met Office volcanic dust cloud projection for tomorrow 16/04/2010


It's looking like there'll be few flights out of UK until Monday 19th April 2010 - but to be quite frank (with Eyjafjallajökull still belching out ash) the rest of next week is looking iffy.

All transatlantic flights usually arrive into UK via Iceland through Scottish airspace. UK-bound flights are being cancelled all across the USA and global consequence as air companies fold under the attrition.

NORWAY, SWEDEN, FINLAND, HOLLAND, BELGIUM, GERMANY, FRANCE close their airspace, no report of when they're likely to re-open.

Eyjafjallajökull and Katla volcanoes in Iceland.
Over the past 1,100 years, Eyjafjallajökull has erupted four times: in 920, 1612, between 1821–1823, and in 2010. Each of the first three of these incidents directly preceded a major eruption in the nearby subglacial volcano, Katla.
[source WIKIPEDIA]

Scientists say this eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano was between ten and 20 times more powerful than the one last month.

BE WARNED: the last time the Eyjafjallajökull volcano went off it lasted TWO YEARS, from 1821 to 1823.

And remember, as volcanic activity is classified as an ACT OF GOD, any additional costs incurred by you due to changes to your travel arrangements are unlikely to be covered by your Travel Insurance Policies.

Keep your eyes on KATLA.

News Update: Magnitude 3.6 earthquake in Iceland.

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