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article imageIceland's volcanic ash may cause disruptions again in Germany, UK

By Andrew Moran     May 15, 2010 in World
London - The airline industry lost more than $200 million per day during the chaotic flight disruptions due to the volcanic ash coming from Iceland. German and British officials are warning that volcanic ash may disrupt flight travel yet again.
Iceland’s volcanic ash may cause travel disruptions once again. Officials from the British Department of Transport and German air traffic control announced that ash from Iceland could disrupt travel in Great Britain and Germany over the next several days, according to the Associated Press.
If the volcanic ash continues to persist and erupt at current levels then air travel could be disrupted between Sunday and Tuesday. The British department is urging flight passengers to check with airlines before arriving at the airport because airlines will notify passengers through their websites.
“The government is carefully monitoring this situation, and the safety of passengers will remain our paramount concern,” said Transport Secretary Phillip Hammond, reports CNN International.
The ash has caused numerous problems this week. Airports from central Spain to the coast off Africa to the Canary Islands were shutdown. On Friday, Iceland’s primary international airport was also shutdown on Friday but reopened on Saturday.
However, the Met Office said on Saturday that the wind is expected to change condition, which would lower the risks of travel interruptions. This forecast prompted the Transport Secretary to publish five-day forecasts to airlines and travelers
RTE News reports that the Irish Aviation Authority has not issued any announcement in regards to closures of its airports.
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