Icelandic volcanic eruption affects Finnair flight traffic also on Saturday
Friday 16, April 2010
Dust discharged into the air by the eruption of a volcano in Iceland is disrupting flight traffic in Europe. Helsinki Airport remains closed until Saturday, April 17th, 3 p.m. EET. Finnair has to cancel all of its flights on Friday and flights on Saturday until 3 p.m.
The situation began on Thursday, when Finnair had to cancel a total of 40return flights, which affected altogether 8,000 passengers. Finnair has over ahundred return flight daily.
Passengers whose flights are cancelled may transfer their journey to a laterdate by contacting the travel agency that sold their ticket or Finnair. Passengers can also apply for a refund for Finnair flight tickets that remainunused due to cancellations.
If their flight is cancelled, passengers areadvised not to come to the airport. Information is being updated continually at the address www.finnair.com/info.
More and more travellers think that researching and planning a European city break is half the fun and they're not interested in pre-arranged trips or escorted tours. Self-guided tours offer a lot of advantages but require some guidance and good resources.
With the recent wild fires, disrupting flights and increasing air pollution, environmental quality is a growing factor in attracting tourists.
The hotel price comparison site www.trivago.co.uk has put together a list of the fifteen most spectacular hotel rooftop terraces in the world.