Saturday, 17 April 2010

Cancelled flights due to volcanic eruption

Due to the volcanic eruption of the volcano Eyjafjallajokull of Iceland flights from UK, Russia, Belgium, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Slovakia, and Switzerland has been affected and airspace totally closed. Other European countries like Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Poland, Republic of Ireland, and Sweden are partially closed. The said volcano erupted twice in 2010, first eruption was on the 20th March and second eruption was on the 14th April, but flight interruption has started on the 16th of April 2010.

As viewed on the news, according to the scientists who have been monitoring this volcanic eruption, this sort of eruption could go on for days, weeks, maybe months and it is very difficult to predict what when this will this flight interruption goes back to normal. The latest news so far about this is as of today the 17th of April 2010 is that restrictions on flights in and out of the UK are extended until Sunday. I do hope that this catastrophe will not last long as many people and business have been affected by it.

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