Tag: ash cloud

Australian airspace hit by Chilean ash cloud

Australian airspace hit by Chilean ash cloud

Australiaa��s flagship airline, Qantas, has been forced to suspend all flights to and from Canberra, Adelaide and Sydney because ash cloud from the Chilean volcano has drifted. The ash cloud from the Puyehue volcano, which erupted on 4 June, has once again moved into Australian airspace and is currently sitting at the same altitude that […]

June 21, 2011 More
UK passengers face delays due to ash cloud

UK passengers face delays due to ash cloud

As expected, ash cloud has drifted over Scotland from Icelanda��s Grimsvotn volcano, resulting in flight cancellations. The volcano, which erupted over the weekend, is the second in just over a year after the volcano located under the Eyjafjallajokull glacier about 100 miles east of the capital Reykjavik, led to flight cancellations last year. It forced […]

May 24, 2011 More
Travel chaos looms as Iceland volcano erupts

Travel chaos looms as Iceland volcano erupts

There are further fears for air travel today after Icelanda��s Grimsvotn volcano erupted, which led to the shutdown of the countrya��s airports with 6,000 passengers affected by cancellations so far. According to forecasters, the plume from the volcano could drift to northern Scotland tomorrow and the rest of Britain by the end of the week. […]

May 23, 2011 More
BAA reports 0.6% fall in August passenger numbers

BAA reports 0.6% fall in August passenger numbers

Airports operator BAA has today reported a further fall in passenger numbers at its six British airports in August, hit by a weak holiday market, caused by economic uncertainty. BAA, which is majority owned by Spaina��s Ferrovial, said passenger traffic fell 0.6% in August year-on-year. The group said 10.6 million passengers flew from its UK […]

September 10, 2010 More
Kiss Flights collapses leaving 13,000 passengers overseas

Kiss Flights collapses leaving 13,000 passengers overseas

Approximately 13,000 British holidaymakers are stranded abroad after budget travel firm Kiss Flights has collapsed. The firm, which operated flights to Greece, Egypt, Turkey and the Canary Islands, is the latest in a long line of travel firms that have recently gone bust. The collapse has meant the travel plans of 60,000 Britons are ruined […]

August 18, 2010 More
Ryanair profits hit by volcanic cloud disruption

Ryanair profits hit by volcanic cloud disruption

Irish budget airline Ryanair has today revealed a fall in first quarter net profits – due to the disruption of the volcanic ash cloud. The airline said net profits were down 24% to a��93.7 million (A?80 million), due to nearly 10,000 flights having to be cancelled, which cost the airline a��50 million. Ash from the […]

July 20, 2010 More
BAA: May passenger numbers hit by volcanic ash cloud

BAA: May passenger numbers hit by volcanic ash cloud

BAA has today reported a further fall in passenger numbers at its six British airports, as a result of the Icelandic volcanic ash cloud, which affected UK airspace during the month. BAA, which is majority owned by Spaina��s Ferrovial, said passenger traffic fell 4.5% in May year-on-year. However, London’s Heathrow airport was worst affected seeing […]

June 10, 2010 More
UK trade deficit widens in April

UK trade deficit widens in April

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has today revealed the UKa��s trade gap widened in April, hit by disruption due to the Icelandic volcanic ash cloud which hit both exports and imports. According to the ONS, exports fell 0.6% in April – the first fall since January’s decline of 5.7% which was hit by the […]

June 9, 2010 More
IATA forecasts profits for airlines in 2010

IATA forecasts profits for airlines in 2010

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has revised its forecasts for the airline industry for this year after forecasting a loss in March. According to the industry body, global airlines will make profits of $2.5 billion (A?1.7 billion) in 2010. In March, IATA forecast a loss of around $2.8 billion this year, following a severe […]

June 7, 2010 More
Airline traffic slumps in April

Airline traffic slumps in April

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has today reported that international passenger traffic fell last month as flights were hit by the volcanic ash cloud from Iceland. The ash cloud has meant the recovery in the airline industry has taken a knock as flights were cancelled throughout the month. According to IATA, airline traffic fell […]

May 27, 2010 More
Economic fears as volcanic ash returns to UK airspace

Economic fears as volcanic ash returns to UK airspace

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 […]

May 17, 2010 More
UK services sector activity hit by volcanic ash cloud

UK services sector activity hit by volcanic ash cloud

Activity in the UKa��s closely-watched service sector slowed in April, hit by the volcanic ash cloud which disrupted businesses. Furthermore, activity was hit by concerns about the outcome of the general election, according to analysts. The latest activity index from the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS)/Markit PMI showed a reading of 55.3 in […]

May 6, 2010 More