Volcanic ash update - 12 May
Wednesday 12, May 2010
According to the forecasts, the areas of higher ash concentration are expected to dissipate further during the day, however Madeira and Azores still affected by higher concentration at lower altitudes.
EUROCONTROL expects normal amounts of traffic across Europe.
Madrid airport temporarily suspended aircraft landings due to weather conditions and air traffic congestion, but later resumed arrivals. Flight operations will gradually return to normal, though there could be delays throughout the day.
The Balearic Islands are still affected by air traffic restrictions, causing flight delays. Due to the large number of flight cancellations and delays during last days, it is possible that there will be some delays today until the situations returns gradually to normal.
Ibiza and Palma are open but operating at reduced capacity until 14.00 CET.
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.
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