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UPDATE: No impact from Iceland ash fall on Asian flights – for now

25 May 2011

Asian flights to and from major airports in the UK – such as London – and Europe remain unaffected by the volcanic ash cloud from Iceland’s Grimsvotn volcano.

Cathay Pacific informed travellers on its website that services between “Hong Kong and Europe are expected to operate as normal but customers are advised of possible diversions and delays should the situation change.” Meanwhile, Singapore Airlines said that all of the carrier’s “European flights remain unaffected”.

So far, the ash cloud affected northern UK airports (see story here) and led to the cancellation of flights to and from airports in Scotland (see story here). The National Air Traffic Services (NATS) stated that the “volcanic ash is forecast to affect some parts of the UK between 1900 and 0100 UK time on Tuesday 24 May and Wednesday 25 May.”

The Grimsvotn volcano, Iceland’s most active, erupted on May 21.

Alisha Haridasani

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