Volcanic ash situation update - UK including London airports - 16 May

Sunday 16, May 2010


Volcanic ash situation update - UK including London airports - 16 May


The CAA’s no-fly zone required by the high density volcanic ash cloud will not affect London airports for the period 1300-1900 (local time) today.


The no-fly zone for this period has moved east to a line stretching from Prestwick on the west coast to Humberside on the east coast and south to a line just north of Birmingham. Airports which fall within the no-fly zone include all those in Northern Ireland, Ronaldsway, Prestwick, Carlisle, Manchester, Liverpool, Doncaster, Humberside, Leeds Bradford and East Midlands and some Scottish island airports including Campbeltown, Islay and Barra.


Manchester Airport

Flights to and from Manchester Airport will be suspended today between 1300 and 1900 hours due to restrictions on UK controlled airspace due to the location of the volcanic ash cloud. Passengers are advised to check with their airline if they are due to travel, or to monitor our website for official updates.


Birmingham Airport

Birmingham Airport is currently open and fully operational.


East Middlands Airport

As a result of volcanic ash from Iceland encroaching on parts of the UK again, the CAA has imposed restrictions on airspace over parts of Northern Ireland. This has affected some flights to and from East Midlands Airport. All passengers are advised to check the live flight information to view the status of their flight or contact their airline for the latest information before travelling to the airport today.


There are currently no other restrictions within UK airspace. According to information from the Irish Aviation Authority, Dublin will remain open until at least 0100 tomorrow (Monday) and Shannon until 2300 tonight.




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