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4 years 3 months ago

Ash clears, London airports reopen

Britain's two major international airports reopened to some flights today after a no-fly zone was imposed because of a dense cloud of drifting volcanic ash from Iceland. And Europe's air traffic management agency says it appears the cloud is beginning to disperse. Britain's National Air Traffic Service says London's...

4 years 3 months ago

Volcanic ash shuts down European airports

A plume of volcanic ash snaked its way through southern France, Switzerland, Italy and Germany on Sunday, shutting down airports and disrupting flights across Europe. Trans-Atlantic connections were also being diverted around a larger patch of cloud stretching from southern Greenland to the coast of Portugal, adding several hours...

4 years 4 months ago

Most ash-stranded Europeans to be home by Monday

European airlines and government officials says most tourists stranded by the volcanic ash crisis will be home by Monday. A week of airspace closures caused by ash spewed by Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano prompted the worst breakdown in civil aviation for decades, with about 100,000 flights canceled. British authorities said about...

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