Iceland volcano update - 4 May
Tuesday 4, May 2010
Latest information from the Icelandic Meteorological Office has confirmed an increase in activity from the Iceland volcano Eyjafjallajökull. Current ash advisories bring the ash plume towards the north west of the UK.
As the situation is very dynamic, passengers expecting to travel from the impacted airports should contact their airlines to confirm their flight is operating.
Airspace over the UK is still being impacted by ash. While levels are now such that operations are possible, in line with the standards agreed by engine manufacturers, safety restrictions will remain in place. As such, operations will be in line with the CAA's Revised Airspace Guidance that requires airlines to:
The CAA and NATS will continue to regularly update guidance to operators and passengers during the coming days.
Following the latest update from the UK Met Office and NATS, the CAA expects airspace over Northern Ireland to reopen at 13:00 local time today, as ash in the atmosphere will have reduced to levels where engine manufacturers agree flight operations are safe.
This means that operations will be able to resume from Belfast City, Belfast International and City of Derry airports this afternoon.
Airports in the Outer Hebrides are also expected to be able to reopen this afternoon, allowing operations to resume from Benbecula, Barra, Tiree and Campbeltown airports.
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