Civil Aviation Authority Volcanic Ash update - 05 May
Wednesday 5, May 2010
Following the latest updated forecast from the UK Met Office, the CAA can confirm that some airspace over Scotland and Northern Ireland and North West England will be closed from 13:00 local time today.
The no-fly zone imposed by the Civil Aviation Authority will extend from 13:00 (local) today to include Belfast City, Belfast International, Ronaldsway (Isle of Man) and Edinburgh Airports. Inverness airport, as was stated in 02:00 update, is now open. All other airfields currently within the no-fly zone remain within it for the period.
Latest information from the Met Office shows that the ash cloud continues to move south and change shape. CAA continues to maintain close dialogue with the Met Office and will provide an update to the situation after 18:00 when further Met Office forecasts are available.
The situation remains changeable, so passengers expecting to travel today and tomorrow from airports in Scotland, Northern Ireland, the North West of England, Wales and the West Country should contact their airlines to check whether their flight is operating.
Based on current forecasts, the CAA does not expect airports in the South East of England to be affected.
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