Iceland Volcano Disrupting Air Travel

By: AP
By: AP

Prepare for flight cancellations and delays in Europe, because of a volcano in Iceland. British Airways has already canceled all Tuesday morning flights between London and Scotland due to an ash cloud from a volcanic eruption in Iceland. Royal Dutch Airlines KLM says that it is canceling more than a dozen flights to and from Scotland and northern England as well.
Even President Obama has moved up his schedule to get ahead of the ash cloud. He was supposed to spend the night in Ireland, but is flying on to London Monday night..
Forecasters do not expect anything like last year, when another volcano erupted in Iceland. That closed European airspace for almost a week, canceling thousands of flights.
British forecasters say a plume of ash from the Grimsvotn volcano could cover Ireland, Scotland and parts of northern England by early Tuesday morning.
Europe's chief air traffic controller says travel might slow down, but won't stop:
If you're planning to fly to or from Europe, check with your airline about possible delays or cancellations.


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