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Ash from Iceland’s Grimsvötn volcano could affect Heathrow Airport in the UK by the end of the week Ash cloud moves towards UK airspace (General) http://distributedresearch.net/blog/2011/05/23/ash-cloud-moves-towards-uk-airspace If airspace in western England, Ireland and the Atlantic is affected by the smoke plume transatlantic flights in and out of Heathrow could suffer delays later this week as […]

Great photos of the ash from the new Grimsvotn volcano in Iceland, but will the ash cloud disrupt air traffic in Europe again?  Probably not , yet. The First 24 hrs of the 2011 Grimsvotn Volcano Eruption in Pictures – Raving Ravens http://www.ravingravens.com/blog/2011/05/the-first-24-hrs-of-the-2011-grimsvotn-volcano-eruption-in-pictures.html It’s been 24 hrs since the eruption in Grimsvötn Volcano in Vatnajökull […]

The Unite union says it has filed for leave to appeal against Monday’s court ruling, which declared planned British Airways cabin crew strikes illegal. A Unite spokesman said the union had made a written submission to the Court of Appeal, which will hear its arguments at 1400BST. On Monday, the union called the court's decision […]

Delays are still expected at airports throughout the country despite the BA strike being averted and aviation “no fly” rules being overhauled to reduce future airspace closures caused by Iceland’s Eyjafjoell volcano. Officials on Tuesday admitted disruptions would likely continue for most of the week. Flight restrictions have been lifted at all UK airports after […]

From May 18th the BA cabin crew strike is due to step up a gear with 20 days of strike action announced. British Airways cabin crew are set to take 20 days strike action starting May 18th. The industrial action will take place in four blocs of five days with a one day ‘breather’ in […]

More airport closures will take place today 16th May as the higher density volcanic ash cloud drifts over the UK, headed towards London. Travellers are being advised to check with their airline before leaving home. Today’s closures announced by NATS are for the hours 1300 – 1900 BST and affect the following airports: England East […]

Parts of UK airspace are at risk of closure from Sunday May 16th due to renewed volcanic activity in Iceland. The Department for Transport said disruption could affect some of the UK’s busiest airports in south-east England until Tuesday. New transport Secretary, Philip Hammond said passenger safety was the government’s top priority. Ash from the […]

Hundreds of transatlantic flights were cancelled or delayed on Sunday May 9th 2010 by a the volcanic ash cloud drifting south over Western Europe from Eyjafjallajokull. The airports affected were mostly in Spain and Italy, with the North of Scotland also involved. A statement from Spain’s national airport management agency Aena listed the following airports […]

Air passengers face delays again as the Icelandic volcanic ash cloud returned, causing Scotland and Ireland to restrict flights. Last month thousands of travellers faced delays as most of Europe’s airspace was closed by the eruption of Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull volcano. But it’s not over yet… Irish Air Space Closures The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) imposed […]