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Aer Lingus

Favourable winds likely to blow volcanic ash cloud out to sea

Strong winds whipping in from the North Sea should disperse the volcanic ash cloud that has caused many UK flights to be cancelled this week, but it looks certain to delay more air passengers before it swirls into the Atlantic, forecasters said last night.

Willie Walsh: High and mighty

The chief executive of British Airways took on the cabin crews' union and won. But for how much longer can he keep things airborne?