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Thursday 10, June 2010

Eurotunnel: Surge in enquiries for channel tunnel prices following Volcanic ash disruption
British holidaymakers looking to take holidays on the continent this summer are choosing to travel by the Eurotunnel in increasing numbers, announces Eurotunnel.

Thursday 10, June 2010

Ash cloud stops air travel plans for 2.8 million consumers
While the impact of the volcanic ash cloud on consumer travel plans has ostensibly slowed in recent weeks, it seems there may still be grey skies ahead for outbound tourism.

Sunday 6, June 2010

easyJet unveils ash detector to end large-scale disruption caused by volcanic ash
easyJet will be the world’s first airline to trial a new technology called AVOID (Airborne Volcanic Object Identifier and Detector).

Tuesday 1, June 2010

Volcanic ash impact highlights need for enhanced collaboration
Angela Gittens, Director General of ACI World, has called for better understanding of the key parameters of airport business management and greater stakeholder collaboration to ensure a sustainable future for the airport sector.

Friday 28, May 2010

Effects of volcanoes on climate change
The eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland is the latest in a series of volcanic events across the globe. But what effect do volcanoes have on our climate?

Thursday 27, May 2010

Icelandic volcano update - No more ash from Iceland - 27 May
The Eyjafjallajökull sub-glacial volcanic eruption in Iceland stopped this past Sunday – at least for now. Tour operators in Iceland hope for a swift return of international visitors to Iceland.

Wednesday 26, May 2010

Iceland Volcano News gets foreign media attention
Foreign media, including BBC News and Sky News, are being inspired by Iceland in spreading the huge news of the Eyjafallajokull volcano starting to cool down.

Wednesday 26, May 2010

Volcano activity and ash update - Calming Down - 26 May
For the third day in a row there is no activity in the Eyjafjallajökull volcano. Only a small trace of smoke comes up from the crater but no ash, lava or any other material. Hopes are that this marks the end of the eruption.

Tuesday 25, May 2010

Iceland volcano ‘pauses’ - Met office update - 25 May
Latest information received from the Icelandic Meteorological Office indicate that the volcano is no longer emitting any ash but only a steam plume of up to around 10,000 feet.

Saturday 22, May 2010

Safe travel in Iceland website offers advice and information
The Icelandic Association for Search and Rescue has launched a safety website dedicated to providing tourists with information for safe travel in Iceland.

Saturday 22, May 2010

Iceland volcano tours to Eyjafjallajökull eruption site on the rise
Iceland volcano tours to the Eyjafjallajökull eruption are on the increase as tour operators try to keep up with the demand from tourists wanting to see the volcano.

Saturday 22, May 2010

European airlines and airports seek an end to no-fly uncertainties by volcanic ash cloud
European airlines and airports welcomed the initiative of EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) to provide guidance for flight operations in condition of volcanic ash contamination.

Saturday 22, May 2010

Iceland volcano eruption update by UK and Icelandic Met Office - 21 May
Eyjafjallajökull volcano is continuing to erupt, with the ash plume reaching heights of up to around 14,000 ft. From Sunday the ash cloud is expected to drift in a south-westerly direction over the Atlantic Ocean and UK airspace is not expected to be affected.

Saturday 22, May 2010

Ash cloud reduced April air traffic by more than 20 per cent
The six-day restriction of UK controlled airspace caused by the Icelandic volcanic eruption contributed to a 21.2% reduction in the number of flights managed by NATS in April, compared with the previous year.

Saturday 22, May 2010

European measures to minimise disruption caused by volcanic ash
Guidelines issued today will help to minimise airspace closures in the event of volcanic ash reaching Europe without compromising safety standards.


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