Statement on Icelandic volcanic eruption: Thurs April 15, 14:00

Thursday 15, April 2010


Statement on Icelandic volcanic eruption: Thurs April 15, 14:00


The cloud of volcanic ash is now spread across the UK and continuing to travel south. In line with international civil aviation policy, no flights other than agreed emergencies are currently permitted in UK controlled airspace.



Following a review of the latest Met Office information, NATS advises that these restrictions will remain in place in UK controlled airspace until 0700 (UK time) tomorrow, Friday 16 April, at the earliest. We will review further Met Office information and at 2000 today (UK time) we will advise the arrangements that will be in place through to 1300 (UK time) tomorrow.


NATS continues to work closely with airports, airlines, and the rest of Europe to understand and mitigate the implications of the volcanic eruption.


* Times adjusted to show UK local rather than standard, global ATC time.




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