Latest volcano update - Ireland and UK - 16 May

Sunday 16, May 2010


Latest volcano update - Ireland and UK - 16 May


The Irish Aviation Authority has been forced to introduce restrictions at Irish airports. Parts of Northern Ireland airpsace is closed. Restrictions apply to Belfast International, Belfast Harbour & Ronalsdway (Isle of Man) airports from 0700 (local) until 1300 on Sunday 16 May.


The Irish Authorities have also advised of restrictions on airfields in north west Ireland from 0700 (local).


Irish Airports

Dublin Open until 1900hrs local today

Cork Open until 0100hrs local Monday 17th

Shannon Open until 2300hrs local today

Donegal Remains closed

Sligo Remains closed

Ireland West (Knock) Remains closed

Galway Open until 1400hrs local today

Kerry Open until 0100hrs local Monday 17th

Waterford Open until 2300hrs local today


North Atlantic overflights through Irish-controlled airspace remain unaffected.


UK airports

Due to continuing volcanic activity in Iceland and prevailing weather conditions, there is a risk of UK airspace closures between Sunday 16 May and Tuesday 18 May. However these predictions remain fluid and subject to change.


Air passengers are advised to contact their airlines for the latest information and updates before travelling.




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