Ash cloud disrupts German flights

25 May 2011 by BusinessTraveller

The ash cloud from Iceland’s Grimsvotn volcano has moved away from the UK for now, but is currently disrupting flights in Germany and Denmark.

Easyjet has realeased the following statement this morning:

“No further restrictions apply to UK airspace as the high density ash cloud has now moved into the North Sea and Northern Germany.

“The German Airspace Authority has announced the closure of Berlin Schonefeld airport from10:00-12:00 GMT with the potential for extension beyond this period. Hamburg airport is to remain closed until 13:00hrs GMT. Flights to and from Denmark are also affected.”

A list of disrupted Easyjet flights can be seen here.

Similarly Ryanair has realeased the following statement for today’s flights:

“Forecast, unnecessary, airspace closures will affect the following Ryanair airports – Bremen, Lubeck, Magdeburg and Berlin. Consequently, we have been forced to cancel all flights departing to/from Bremen, Lubeck and Magdeburg before 18:00hrs local and to/from Berlin between 11:00 and 20:30hrs local time and one flight from Las Palmas to Bremen departing at 16:45 local.”

Cancelled Ryanair services can be seen here.

BA’s website, updated at 0920 this morning (May 25) says:

“We continue to monitor the situation and remain in close contact with the Civil Aviation Authority, National Air Traffic Services and the Met Office.”

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