Volcanic Ash Closes Irish, Scottish Airspace

Iceland volcano has no new impact on European flights—yet
By Marie Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted May 3, 2010 5:35 PM CDT
RT? News: Irish airspace to close from 7am
The wing of an Icelandair flight as it leaves Akureyi Airport in Akureyi, Iceland, en route to Glasgow, April 24, 2010.   (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Just 2 weeks after international air traffic crippled by Icelandic volcano ash started getting back to normal, Irish and some Scottish airspace will close tomorrow morning because of a new drifting cloud. The ban will not affect UK and mainland Europe service or trans-Atlantic flights, reports RTE. "Some of the denser volcanic ash is over the Donegal area and we are concerned about the north-easterly winds moving this down over the rest of the country," says the CEO of the Irish Aviation Association.
(More Iceland volcano stories.)

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