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Iceland flights canceled after volcanic eruption


Published on May 23, 2011

Iceland’s airspace was closed yesterday following a volcanic eruption, a year after the Eyjafjallajokull caused travel chaos around Europe. The country’s most active volcano, Grimsvoetn erupted on Saturday evening but reports have suggested that the ash cloud is not likely to affect flights outside of Iceland. Domestic flights were cancelled however, and Reykjavik’s main international airport was closed yesterday. European air safety organisation, Eurocontrol told the AFP news agency that it did not expect the ash to impact European airspace outside Iceland for at least 24 hours.

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