Volcanic ash update on the situation at European airports – 10 May
Monday 10, May 2010
The large volcanic ash cloud which currently measures approximately 2,000 miles long and 1,400 miles wide is still positioned over the Atlantic from Greenland to the Iberian peninsula. This will continue to cause difficulty for some trans-Atlantic operations and operations into some areas of southern Europe.
The high density area of the volcanic ash cloud is now lying to the north-west of the UK and, as a result, there are currently no restrictions within UK airspace.
All Spanish airports are open, and Iberia has resumed its flights to those destinations.
Lisbon airport is the only one European airport that is still closed at this time (9:00 am).
Based on current information, all Irish airports will remain open all day today until at least 0100 hours local Tuesday 11th May.
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