European airports reopen as ash dissipates
Wednesday 12 May 2010
All European airports were open on the morning of May 12, according to air traffic control authorities, although some were operating with restrictions.
Spanish airports, hit by restrictions over the weekend and during this week, have now reopened.
Current forecasts show that the remaining ash is expected to dissipate during the day, and European Air Traffic Controllers say that a normal number of flights is expected May 12.
Data from the UK Met Office and Iceland's meteorological service shows that the Eyjafjallajokull volcano is still erupting, with plumes shooting up to 18,000 feet (5486 meters).
Met Office Volcanic Ash Advisory Centres http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/aviation/vaac/
The Independent travel offers: Discover a world of inspiring destinations
Dramatic GoPro video shows backpacker Alexander Hennessy warding off armed robber in Buenos Aires, Argentina
The Best Place To Be Today shows 365 of the world's most amazing places - and the perfect time to visit them
Pakistani passenger power forces two politicians off plane
Best airports for a layover
Love hotels: in pictures
- 2 Friends 20th anniversary: Alison Jackson photographs reunited cast
- 3 There is literally not a single woman in this iPhone 6 queue
- 4 Hitler’s former food taster reveals the horrors of the Wolf’s Lair
- 5 Scottish independence: Tory revolt against 'devo max' grows as Rail Minister Claire Perry joins
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Russia freezes Ukraine into submission: Kiev admits country doesn't have enough fuel for winter
Scottish independence: The Queen breaks silence on referendum debate – as think tank warns of £14bn black hole if Scotland votes Yes
Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
£18000 Per Annum: Clearwater People Solutions Ltd: ***EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY FO...
Basic of £18,000 + commission, realistic OTE of £30-£50k : Ocean Holidays: Le...
£20 - 26k + Benefits: Guru Careers: A Marketing Executive / Member Services Ex...
£15,000 - £25,000: Recruitment Genius: A fantastic opportunity has arisen for ...