21 May 2010

Iceland Volcano May 21: German Airport Closures, UK Airport Closures

Update on Iceland Volcano May 21, 
The volcano eruption in Iceland has lessened slightly, but this has little bearing on whether it's finishing this cycle or not... some experts say it could go on for years, an unmitigated nightmare for most of the world airline industry.  

UK air travel officials re-opened UK airports by mid-afternoon Monday, as was the case in Germany- and have remained open since. The very latest in UK airport closures re. Iceland Volcano May 21 are updated in real-time -here-  Be sure to check with your airline directly before travelling... This is the daily RR update for Iceland Volcano May 21:

UK air travel is unlikely to be restrained by closed airports going into the weekend by the Iceland volcano... as it stands now, Norway and Sweden have more to worry about, with the plume headed NE over Scandanavia and near their coastlines. The eruption is producing an steady ash plume peaking at an altitude of 5-7 km, but yesterday reduced to ~3km..
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.
German air travel was closed at a Frankfurt, Munich, and other southern airports last Sunday through Monday afternoon, but since have remained open- the latest on German airport closures re.Iceland Volcano May 21: available -here- 

The Iceland volcano May 21 map is updated regularly at the UK Met Office -here- and Iceland volcano May 21 status at the Icelandic Met Office -here- ... Volcanic Ash Advisory updates available -here-