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The nightmare returns: flights cancelled as ash cloud drifts in

The spectre of travel chaos is again haunting European air passengers as operators cancelled dozens of flights last night and warned of further delays today because of the volcanic eruption in Iceland.

Steve Connor: Larger ash particles will mean less chaos

Although it is the biggest volcanic eruption in Iceland for 50 years – bigger than the one that caused air travel chaos this time last year – experts believe the Grímsvötn disturbance is unlikely to cause the widespread closure of airports.

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Oh no, not again... volcanic ash cloud threatens flights

One year after an Icelandic volcano brought much of Europe's air traffic to a halt, a cloud of ash from a new eruption could spread to Britain by tomorrow, causing further disruption to airlines.

Flights stopped as Icelandic volcano erupts

Iceland closed its main international airport and canceled domestic flights today as a powerful volcanic eruption sent a plume of ash, smoke and steam 12 miles into the air.

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