UPDATE: No-fly zones lifted around UK

17 May 2010 by BusinessTraveller

NATs has advised that the no-fly zone which had been affecting much of the UK has now been largely lifted, with only Orkney and the Shetlands Islands still experiencing disruption.

A statement on the NATs website (released at 1300 BST today, Monday May 17) advises:

“The CAA has lifted the no-fly zone that has been affecting flights at Heathrow and Gatwick until 1900 (local time) today.

“The decision comes following further information from the Met Office about the density and location of the ash cloud.  There are no restrictions at airports in Northern Ireland, England or Wales during this period.

“From 1300-1900 the no-fly zone remains in place only in the Orkney and Shetland Islands.”

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