Swiss airspace remains open - 9 May
Sunday 9, May 2010
A new extension of the ash cloud produced by the volcanic eruption in Iceland has reached parts of Europe again. This has disrupted flight operations in some regions and forced a few airports to temporarily close.
The airspace over Switzerland has not been affected so far and remains open. SWISS is maintaining close contact with the authorities here, to ensure that it can inform everyone involved of any change in the current situation.
SWISS is confident that its flight operations can continue virtually unaffected. The expansion of the volcanic ash cloud over the North Atlantic is, however, adding some 60 to 90 minutes to flights to and from the USA and Canada, in view of the new routings required.
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