Ash From Iceland Volcano Forces Cancellation of Thousands of Flights

Travel Blog  •  Jim Benning  •  04.15.10 | 11:51 AM ET

Airport display board in Edinburgh, Scotland, today. (REUTERS/Russell Cheyne)

Oh Iceland. Now look at what you’ve done.

Amazingly, the closing of air space across parts of northwestern Europe due to widespread ash from a volcanic eruption in Iceland is, according to the New York Times, “among the most sweeping ever ordered in peacetime.”



2 Comments for Ash From Iceland Volcano Forces Cancellation of Thousands of Flights

John 04.15.10 | 12:21 PM ET

Its amazing how much damage ash can cause. I was angry when my flight was cancelled. When I got home I found a great article which discusses 2 different air incicents.
http://shanemcdonald.org/myblog/2010-04-15/the-jakarta-effect-halts-flights-over-europe/
I pity people who paid for holidays and now cant fly.

Pete 04.18.10 | 6:56 AM ET

Actually i’ve just written af blog post about the chaos because of the eruption on iceland: http://volcano-on-iceland.com/iceland-volcano-eruption-causes-chaos - feel free to drop by.

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