Volcano ashes:airports opening and air traffic improving to/from Northern and Central Europe due to volcanic ashes.
Volcanic ashes invaded Europe
Due to volcanic ash, air traffic on the sea areas of Netherland, Danmark, Scotland, Norway, northern Sweden, Britain, northern Finland , and the whole Central Europe were serioulsy affected and airports are shutted down. Almost 25% of all flight traffic has been cancelled, said norwegian TV NRK. Since then, the situation has been slowly improving and some airports are now operating in Europe.
A volcanic eruption in Iceland spewed black smoke and white steam into the air Wednesday. This situation can continue many days, weeks, even months.
Britain’s National Air Traffic Service shutted down all air traffic in Great Britain.
“Volcanic ash represents a significant safety threat to aircraft, electric instruments and engines can stop” it said in a statement.
“We are monitoring the situation with the Met Office, Eurocontrol and neighboring countries, and working closely with the airlines to help inform their decisions about their operations.”
Flights at London’s Heathrow, Gatwick and other airports were canceled and there were no flights in or out of Scotland, with Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow airports all closed.
Belfast airport in Northern Ireland and Newcastle airport in the north of England also were shut.READ MORE HERE.