Volcanic flight disruption - useful web addresses

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Some 17,000 flights in European airspace are likely to be cancelled Friday due to the dangers posed by a volcanic ash cloud spreading from Iceland, with experts warning that the disruption could continue into the weekend.

Although some Scottish and Scandinavian airports are likely to resume limited flights Friday, a ban on flights still covers most UK airspace and much of Northern Europe.

Eurostar has also confirmed that it has no availability for trains on Friday, April 16.

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Flightstats tracks aviation delays worldwide, showing the current status of individual airports and flights.

Updates on British air space
NATS controls all air traffic over the British Isles and the eastern North Atlantic and has provided regular updates on its website.

Updates on mainland European air space
Eurocontrol is responsible for air traffic across mainland European airspace and has provided regular updates on its website and on Twitter.

Updates from main airport operators

BAA (responsible for London Heathrow airport) http://www.baa.com/

Aeroports de Paris (responsible for Paris Charles de Gaulle airport) http://www.aeroportsdeparis.fr

Frankfurt Airport (Frankfurt/Main airport) http://www.frankfurt-airport.com

Berliner Flughafen (responsible for Berlin's Tegel airport) http://www.berlin-airport.de

Schiphol Airport (Amsterdam's Schiphol airport) http://www.schiphol.nl/

Crowd sourced updates

The Twitter "ashtag" is being used by major airlines and airport operators to provide micro blogging updates:


Train updates

Eurostar operates trains between the UK and mainland Europe http://www.eurostar.com/