Latest U.K. flights news: Ban now extended to 7:00pm Monday
We hope not to have to keep bringing you more updates on the U.K. flights chaos due to the volcanic ash cloud drifting from Iceland, but unfortunately we’ve just heard that NATS, the air traffic control centre, has once again extended the U.K. flights ban until at least 7 p.m. tomorrow (Monday) evening.
This came despite earlier news from the EU that they expect half of its airspace to be clear on Monday. Grounded European airlines have now asked aviation authorities for an “immediate assessment” according to Sky News. Air traffic has now grounded many flights in Europe for 4 days and is a drastic blow to the air industry.
NATS said that “conditions around the movement of the layers of the volcanic ash cloud over the UK remain dynamic”. The usual advice exists that passengers hoping to travel should contact their airline for advice before leaving home.
There is more ominous news that volcanologists have cautioned that the volcanic activity may yet get worse, predicting increasing activity on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Source: Sky News
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