UK, Germany eye possible ash travel disruptions

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
May 15, 2010 17:13

LONDON — Volcanic ash from Iceland could disrupt air travel in both Britain and Germany in the next few days, officials said Saturday.

The British Department of Transport said there was a risk that parts of British airspace could be closed beginning Sunday and those problems could continue through Tuesday. The predictions are based on the continuing eruption of Iceland's Eyjafjallajokul volcano and current wind and weather conditions.

Different parts of British airspace — including the southeast, home to busy airports such as Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted — could close at different times through the next few days, the department's statement said.

German air traffic control spokesman Axel Raab told The Associated Press that German air travel could see possible disruptions starting Monday. He cautioned, however, that indicators were still "very, very vague."


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