17 May 2010

Iceland Volcano May 17: German Airport Closures, UK Airport Closures

photo: National Geographic
Pugnacious Iceland volcano Eyjafjallaj√∂kull is still at it, and with the current eruption still active and winds shifting the Iceland volcano ash plume towards the UK and continental Europe-  German air travel was closed at a Frankfurt, Munich, and other southern airports late Sunday, but most are expected to be open today as winds shift- the latest on German airport closures re. Iceland Volcano May 17:  is available -here-

UK's air traffic control authorities pronounced London's Heathrow Airport closed yesterday as volcanic ash from Iceland moved too close for comfort.  The ash plume -indistinguishable from normal clouds to the human eye- wreaks havoc on airplane engines... with all the expected consequences. With Heathrow closed, the backup built in all corners of the globe.

UK air travel officials expect to re-open most UK airports by noon today- the very latest in UK airport closures re. Iceland Volcano May 17 is updated in real-time -here- 

A real-time tracking map of airport closures can be seen -here-

Be sure to check with your airline directly before travelling... This is the daily RR update for Iceland Volcano May 17:

UK air travel could again be restrained further by closed airports through mid-week as the cloud of ash thrown into the atmosphere by the Iceland volcano is carried over the British isles by the wind- the UK's air traffic control service NATS will announce airspace restrictions as they became necessary, and the link provided below will keep you posted on the latest effects from the Iceland volcano eruption.
Latest ash cloud prediction for aviation altitudes (UK Met Office)
The Iceland volcano May 17 map is updated regularly at the UK Met Office -here-  and Iceland volcano May 17 status at the Icelandic Met Office -here- ... Volcanic Ash Advisory updates available -here- 
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