Update on European air traffic situation following Grimsvötn eruption, 17.00 CET
Posted: 24 May 2011 | EUROCONTROL | No comments yet
Areas of high ash concentration were over northern parts of the UK. As a result, approximately 500 flights were cancelled…
Volcano erupting in Iceland
As of 17:00 CET today, EUROCONTROL has the following update to make with regard to the situation of air traffic in Europe as a result of the eruption of the Grimsvötn volcano in Iceland.
According to the Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre (VAAC) in London, today areas of high ash concentration were over northern parts of the United Kingdom. As a result, approximately 500 flights were cancelled from the approximately 29,000 that would have been expected today across Europe.
According to the VAAC predictions, there is a strong possibility that the ash cloud may impact parts of Denmark, southern Norway and south-west Sweden by tomorrow. This would have some impact on flights.
However, given the new procedures in place and the predicted movement of the ash cloud over the coming days, the actual impact on flights is expected to be relatively low.