Volcano in Iceland

16Apr10

The volcano in Iceland is disrupting air traffic across Europe, and no doubt interrupting Spring travel plans and agency pitches across Europe. We are hoping all of our member agencies haven’t been affected, and that everyone will be able to make it to our Annual meeting in Aarhus, Denmark.

Volcano in Iceland

Volcano in Iceland

According to the BBC News, airports in many European countries have been temporarily closed for several days, including:

  • British Airways — which has canceled all  flights to and from London airports on Friday and Saturday
  • Northern Ireland 
  • Switzerland said it would close its airspace from midnight (2200 GMT) and Romania is to close its airspace over the north-west from 0300 BST (0000 GMT) on Saturday
  • Ryanair canceled all flights to and from northern Europe until 1300 BST on Monday. It will keep running in southern and central Europe, although flight restrictions are being imposed in Hungary and Romania
  • The Jet2.com airline canceled all its flights on Friday and Saturday, adding additional flights for Sunday and Monday
  • P&O Ferries said it had dealt with 30,000 calls on Friday – the most it had dealt with on one day in its history. It said it would be unable to accept any further foot-passenger bookings
  • Network Rail said it had canceled some planned weekend engineering work so more trains could run

We’re hoping it’s all sorted out before May, especially for those of use planning to take Iceland Air to Copenhagen.

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