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Saturday 22nd of May 2010

News Tag: airspace

May 17, 2010

Economic fears as volcanic ash returns to UK airspace

by Kay Murchie
Sir Richard Branson is calling for urgent intervention to avoid damage to the UK economy after some airports were closed again at the weekend, due to the return of the volcanic ash cloud. Airports across the country closed from 1:00pm yesterday after the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) extended its no-fly zone due to the ash cloud being blown above ...

May 10, 2010

BAA: April passenger numbers down due to volcanic ash cloud

by Kay Murchie
BAA has today reported a fall in passenger numbers at its six British airports, after the Icelandic volcanic ash cloud forced UK airspace to close. The volcano, located under the Eyjafjallajokull glacier about 100 miles east of the capital Reykjavik, erupted in the early hours of 14 April. The massive cloud of ash is a threat to safety ...