UK airport disruption due to volcanic ash

Thursday 15, April 2010


UK airport disruption due to volcanic ash


Due to a volcanic eruption in Iceland, ABTA is working closely with the relevant authorities and airlines to ensure members are kept informed of the most up-to-date information on the impacts of this event.



Passengers travelling imminently are advised to liaise with their travel provider or airline for the latest information in relation to their travel plans.


Some airlines and tour operators have posted statements on their websites and this information will be updated on a regular basis until the situation returns to normal, at this stage no timescales have been indicated.


Heathrow, Stansted and Gatwick flights expected to be suspended from 1200 to 1800

Due to airspace restrictions, in accordance with international regulations as a result of the on-going volcanic activity in Iceland, all flights in and out of Heathrow airport will be suspended from 1200 today. Therefore, passengers are strongly advised intending to fly from this time not to travel to the airport today. Heathrow airport will provide further updates as they get more information from air traffic provider NATS.


Until at least 6pm there will be no flights in UK controlled airspace other than in emergency situations.




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