Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton flight cancellation update 17 Apr

Saturday 17, April 2010


Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton flight cancellation update 17 Apr


Following the latest advice from NATS, all flights to and from all BAA airports are suspended until 07:00 tomorrow at the earliest. Passengers due to fly today should not travel to these airports until further notice, and should remain in touch with their airlines.



The volcanic ash cloud from Iceland is moving around and changing shape. Based on the latest information from the Met Office, NATS advises that the restrictions currently in place across UK controlled airspace will remain in place until at least 07:00 (UK time) tomorrow, Sunday 18 April.


There may be some airspace available within Scotland, Northern Ireland and England north of Leeds up till 1900 (UK time) today, which may enable some domestic flights to operate under individual coordination with ATC. We will be coordinating this closely with airlines and airports. We would repeat, it is most unlikely that many flights will operate today and anyone hoping to travel should contact their airline before travelling to the airport. After 19:00 (UK time) today, Met Office forecasts show the ash cloud progressively covering the whole of the UK.


Ryanair has confirmed that based on current meteorological forecasts, it has decided to cancel all scheduled flights to/from the UK, Ireland, until 13:00hrs on Mon 19 April.


NATS will continue to monitor Met Office information and review our arrangements in line with that. NATS will advise further arrangements at approximately 21:00 (UK time), today.



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