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New Ash Cloud Heading To Europe, Nearing Africa  
User currently offlineoa260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26848 posts, RR: 58
Posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 44434 times:

Sky Breaking news says another ash cloud is on the way .


IAA warns of 'no fly zone' tomorrow

The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) has said 'no fly zone' may have to be imposed over Ireland tomorrow because of a the drift south of the volcanic ash cloud.

The IAA informed Irish-based airlines that it is concerned that Irish Airports may be impacted by the ash cloud

Current information from the Volcanic Ash Advice Centre (VAAC) suggests that a 'no fly zone' may affect Dublin, Shannon and some regional airports.

http://www.rte.ie/news/2010/0503/ash.html

[Edited 2010-05-03 10:03:03]

201 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineEI320 From Ireland, joined Dec 2007, 1436 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 44325 times:

Flights to/from Ireland may have to be cancelled tomorrow. Not looking good at all.

User currently offlineLHR380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 44271 times:

Lets hope its not as bad as they make out.

User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17051 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 44215 times:

Seriously, we dont need another repeat of what happened some weeks ago.


Work Hard, Fly Right
User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11611 posts, RR: 60
Reply 4, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 44031 times:

Oh God, not again. Hopefully it's not as bad this time.


...love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again...
User currently offlinebestwestern From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2000, 7081 posts, RR: 57
Reply 5, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 44029 times:

http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/aviation/vaac/data/VAG_1272886826.png


The world is really getting smaller these days
User currently offlineflyorski From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 987 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 43955 times:

Please NO... Hopefully the ash particles settle into the ocean long before reaching the coast... again airspace closer is one of the worst things that could happen now.


"None are more hopelessly enslaved, than those who falsly believe they are free" -Goethe
User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17051 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 43756 times:

Quoting bestwestern (Reply 5):

Well after looking at those maps it seems that the UK wont be too much affected. The London airports wont be affected by this and should operate as normal.



Work Hard, Fly Right
User currently offlineLHR380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 43482 times:

Quoting B747forever (Reply 7):
Well after looking at those maps it seems that the UK wont be too much affected. The London airports wont be affected by this and should operate as normal.

Flights coming and going from the US will operate as normal as well I guess considering its only airspace under 20,000 that appears to be affected.


User currently offlineoa260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26848 posts, RR: 58
Reply 9, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 42819 times:

Ryanair are advising there maybe some flight cancellations from 5am tomorrow from Ireland/Northern Ireland and Scotland.

User currently offlineEI320 From Ireland, joined Dec 2007, 1436 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 42681 times:

The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) has said Irish airspace will close from 7am tomorrow morning because of an ash cloud drifting down from Iceland.

The decision will be reviewed at 1pm tomorrow.

http://www.rte.ie/news/2010/0503/ash.html

Just when the airlines are beginning to recover from the last shutdown, the ash returns to haunt us. Judging from the VAAC projections, Scotland and certain parts of N England could be affected as well.


User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17051 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 42417 times:

Quoting EI320 (Reply 10):
The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) has said Irish airspace will close from 7am tomorrow morning because of an ash cloud drifting down from Iceland.

The decision will be reviewed at 1pm tomorrow

I feel really bad for EI. Will EI's long haul fleet be stuck in airports across the US assuming they operated all flights from Ireland to the US today but they cannot return now?



Work Hard, Fly Right
User currently offlineEI320 From Ireland, joined Dec 2007, 1436 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 42309 times:

Quoting B747forever (Reply 11):
I feel really bad for EI. Will EI's long haul fleet be stuck in airports across the US assuming they operated all flights from Ireland to the US today but they cannot return now?

The long haul fleet should be back in Ireland before the airspace closes.


User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17051 posts, RR: 10
Reply 13, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 42257 times:

Quoting EI320 (Reply 12):
The long haul fleet should be back in Ireland before the airspace closes.

Wow, they all arrive that early, before 7am?!



Work Hard, Fly Right
User currently onlinevlad1971 From Netherlands, joined Jul 2005, 96 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 42217 times:

Quoting B747forever (Reply 11):
I feel really bad for EI. Will EI's long haul fleet be stuck in airports across the US assuming they operated all flights from Ireland to the US today but they cannot return now?

I guess so ....
http://www.aerlingus.com/cgi-bin/obe...es/us_alert.jsp?P_OID=0&Category=3


User currently offlineEI320 From Ireland, joined Dec 2007, 1436 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 42073 times:

Quoting B747forever (Reply 13):
Wow, they all arrive that early, before 7am?!

The 09:45 arrival from JFK will be a problem but I can't see why any of the others should be cancelled. EI are taking their time releasing information.


User currently offlinebestwestern From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2000, 7081 posts, RR: 57
Reply 16, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 41960 times:

Quoting EI320 (Reply 15):
EI are taking their time releasing information.

To be fair to EI - they are probably trying to re-construct their schedule before deciding what to cancel.



The world is really getting smaller these days
User currently offlineEI320 From Ireland, joined Dec 2007, 1436 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 41840 times:

Quoting bestwestern (Reply 16):
To be fair to EI - they are probably trying to re-construct their schedule before deciding what to cancel.

The EI communications officer confirmed on the 9:00 news that all UK/Europe flights with a departure time up to 13:00 tomorrow have been cancelled.

Wouldn't hurt to at least confirm this on the website. I suspect though that anyone due to travel tomorrow have already been notified via email/phone.


User currently offlinebestwestern From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2000, 7081 posts, RR: 57
Reply 18, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 41673 times:

Quoting EI320 (Reply 17):
The EI communications officer confirmed on the 9:00 news that all UK/Europe flights with a departure time up to 13:00 tomorrow have been cancelled.

Considering that EI are still selling flights for tomorrow morning, perhaps the right hand doesn't yet know what the left hand is doing.



The world is really getting smaller these days
User currently offlineNQYGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 41670 times:

How annoying- just as we thought the mighty chunderer had hidden its ugly face.

User currently offlineoa260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26848 posts, RR: 58
Reply 20, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 41636 times:

CO from EWR / AA from ORD / DL from ATL and LX from ZRH all cancelled for tomorrow.

User currently offlineEI320 From Ireland, joined Dec 2007, 1436 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 41423 times:

Aer Lingus has confirmed that due to the closure of Irish airspace all its UK and European flights scheduled to depart and arrive into Dublin, Cork Shannon and Belfast airports, prior to 13:00 Tuesday 4th May, have been cancelled.

Aer Lingus plan to operate all its flights to the US with the exception of EI 105 from Dublin to New York. Customers are advised that there may be delays to transatlantic flights.

The following flights from the US to Ireland scheduled to arrive tomorrow morning 4th May, are expected to operate; EI 104 from New York to Dublin, EI 110 from New York to Shannon, EI 136 from Boston to Dublin, EI 132 from Boston to Shannon and EI 124 from Chicago to Dublin.

www.aerlingus.com

EI108 from JFK will not operate. EI-DUZ will remain in JFK which will probably end up operating the EI104 JFK-DUB tomorrow evening.

[Edited 2010-05-03 14:16:34]

User currently offlinePHLapproach From Philippines, joined Mar 2004, 1240 posts, RR: 20
Reply 22, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 41048 times:

US722 operating PHL-DUB cancelled a few hours ago.

User currently offlineEMA747 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 1171 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 40627 times:

S**t. I am due to fly LHR-KEF next Friday (11th). I do have adequate insurance to cover this sort of thing thank goodness.


Andy S



Failing doesn’t make you a failure. Giving up and refusing to try again does!
User currently onlineeaa3 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 1000 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 40143 times:

Quoting EMA747 (Reply 23):
S**t. I am due to fly LHR-KEF next Friday (11th). I do have adequate insurance to cover this sort of thing thank goodness.

No one said Iceland is going to close. As a matter of fact when KEF closed for a couple of days last week they just flew to Akureyri, Iceland and bussed people the rest of the way. So Iceland is not going to close.


25 morrisond : For all flights returning from the U.S., why not pull a Transat, shut em down at 25,000' and glide it in? Don't they fly 330's?
26 UTAH744 : They say a picture is worth a thousands words. Thanks "bestwestern" for the maps.
27 EMA747 : That's not so bad then. I was really think what might happen between now and end of next week if the volcano is still active. Mainly regarding gettin
28 Post contains links JAAlbert : http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/corporat...olcano/ashconcentration/index.html So far London should n So how will this affect the flight paths for flights
29 shamrock604 : I really wouldnt have thought so. A short hop from Dublin to LHR can take you up to 350. I cant imagine it being a problem.
30 GSTBA : from what I can make out from the map the aircraft will probably come into the uk from the north desend as the come down the east coast just south of
31 AZA330 : I have flown many times from the US into London Gatwick, and, as far as I remember, at the time the plane was around Ireland (either flying from over
32 Post contains links and images KFlyer : 04 May 0000Z update
33 Post contains links and images KFlyer : 04 May 0600L update
34 Post contains images MSY772LR : Oh good grief, not THIS again! ...well folks, this is an omen that we need to stop being cheap: I say, let's all pitch in, buy a giant Nicotine patch-
35 B747forever : That doesnt look good at all. Seems that the ash cloud might hit the London airports after all.
36 skord : The news is strangely quiet.... maybe yet another over-reaction??
37 LUPOR1D : No they do not. The standing agreement is different at different times of the day but aircraft are generally required to be FL350 or lower by STU (st
38 wexfordflyer : Well the good news is the irish airspace will be opening again this afternoon! Thank God it didn't all kick off as much as the last time and fingers c
39 Post contains images readytotaxi : I am on holiday in orlando and due back into UK Friday morning, does this mean I will have to extend my stay here. YIPPEE.
40 dxing : They will be routed south thru brest airspace and then up to the UK. If you were to lose pressurazation and have to descend to 10k you wouldn't want
41 Post contains links oa260 : Ash Cloud: Scotland And NI Airspace To Close Airspace over Scotland and Northern Ireland will be closed from 7am tomorrow due to the Icelandic ash clo
42 prebennorholm : Quote from Wiki...: 02 May 2010 The Institute of Earth Sciences reported changes during the last 2 to 3 days. This included lava producing phase being
43 KFlyer : Some regional airports are due to open at 1300 local, while Glasgow and Belfast ( City/Int ) are due to be closed till at least 1900 local, as per CAA
44 GCT64 : EDI now closed to 1900 today (5 May) GLA, PIK etc. still closed. BHD and BFS also now closed till 1900. Looks likely that I will be spending an extra
45 oly720man : Radarvirtuel has only one plane in Scottish airspace at the moment, FI451 LHR-KEF. No ash at 38000ft presumably.
46 sandyb123 : Hi, EDI closed till 19.00. Out of interest I watched a NO 737 take off east off on 24 followed by another 737 landing on 24 (I assume change of wind)
47 Post contains links and images MYT332 : Don't forget IOM too! So it took off on 06 you mean? Either way, there was a Europe Airpost 733 in from and out to NTE this morning. That is rather d
48 ScottishLaddie : Due to the ash cloud departures were using 06 and arrivals 24 to avoid it.
49 Post contains links GCT64 : http://www.flightradar24.com/ is showing KL 1477 as diverting to ABZ from GLA after coming up to the North Berwick area. I'll be off to EDI shortly to
50 Post contains images GCT64 : At EDI, airport has just re-opened. It's a bit of a lottery as to whether one's flight is operating or not (I imagine it depends on where the plane, c
51 david_itl : The GLA EK service went to NCL (type 1st visit?) and PK777 (ISB-GLA) is on it's way into MAN.
52 gkirk : Yup, first ever 777-300ER into NCL. I believe a Lotus Air A320 diverted into NCL from EDI as well, enroute from SSH.
53 AmricanShamrok : Most airports on the west coast of Ireland will close in the morning: Shannon Airport (SNN) Closed from 0300hrs to 1300hrs Donegal Airport (CFN) Close
54 Post contains links RobK : You don't see this every day! - http://www.turbulenceforecast.com/atlantic_westbound_tracks.php That's some routing to get from the UK to the other si
55 clydenairways : This looks like it will be going on for a long time to come, i wonder if we will have any industry left at the end?
56 dxing : Won't be long before the crossings will have to be made between Dakar and San Juan!!!
57 hiflyer : Heads up...lot of transatlantic westbounds are running 60-150 min extra flight times on 5/7.
58 Post contains links RobK : Looks like big problems for tonights eastbounds as well. http://www.turbulenceforecast.com/atlantic_eastbound_tracks.php Check out tracks S, T and U g
59 Post contains images GrinddalCPH : Oh man im flying DUB-CPH on wednesday May 12th, hope this will not affect me Stupid Volcano,
60 dxing : Good thing it's heading into summer time. Just think what that would be like if mountain wave were forecast for Greenland like it is a lot of the tim
61 ChrisNH : A couple Chicago-bound AA 757s needed to stop in Bangor, Maine for more fuel, probably because their route of flight was pushed so far south. The elap
62 aircatalonia : The "Joe Cool" is back at it. 9 Spanish airports closed already: Santiago, Vigo, A Coruña, Asturias, Santander, Burgos, León, Valladolid and Salaman
63 FlySSC : Just received a few minutes ago : "METEO FRANCE" WARNING : The ash cloud should reach the south of France by the end of the day (Saturday May 8th). Se
64 LHR380 : Hopefully it does not go any further down into Spain, Im working in T3 today and all our Spanish flights go from there!!
65 FlySSC : 15 Airports in Spain are now reported closed. Air France announced some test flights this afternoon in the area (south of France)
66 noelg : There are some really strange routings this morning to get around the cloud, Air Canada flights coming in across Iceland, to Norway, down the Norwegia
67 dispatchguy : I was talking to one of our crews in KEF last nite, KEF was going to close from 12Z-24Z today. The NATs, at least this mornings eastbounds, had 3 trac
68 eaa3 : What effects will this have on smaller aircraft, such as the B757, that probably can´t add 2 hours to their flight time across the atlantic.
69 Post contains images readytotaxi : Flew back to UK from MCO and this was our track Friday morning. Almost got to Madrid before we turned north to land at LGW. Not a problem for the 777
70 dxing : This could get interesting. I am still at a loss why the governments involved have not gotten together to fly ash inspections to see how accurate the
71 ChrisNH : I think Bangor, Maine might see flights today like they did yesterday on a couple Chicago-bound AA 757s.
72 FlySSC : DL/AF 's flight PHL-CDG is operated with a B757. Left PHL yesterday evening on time. Landed in CDG this morning at 9:28 AM instead of 8:25 AM so it w
73 Post contains images FlySSC : BCN is also closed now ... PUF, BIQ, TLS, in the South West of France could be closed tonight at 5:00 GMT
74 dispatchguy : Depending on the city pair and payload, at least for US operators, we can either redispatch it, or plan a fuel stop. If the flight is light from a pa
75 workwings : Am currently at CDG waiting for JFK flight, which I am told is delayed due to ash. Can report details on other end. Curious to see if we go North or S
76 FlySSC : Flights from JFK arrived this morning via a South route ... You must expect a flight time > 9 hours 1/2 today to reach NYC ... AF006 CDG-JFK is sc
77 764 : Looking at the "cloud map", there is currently a fairly narrow band of high ash concentration that blocks the southern route. AF might be waiting for
78 Post contains links eaa3 : Icelandair is again moving it's hub to Glasgow and will be flying flights from Glasgow to Akureyri in Iceland. http://www.icelandair.us/information...
79 as739x : United West Coast flights: *Exactly what United is doing with 955 LHR-SFO (stopping in IAD) 931 (SFO) is departing LHR 2.50 late with no stop listed
80 764 : Uhm, they claim they will fly GLA to SEA. That's 4400 miles. Isn't that a little ambitious for a 757?
81 eaa3 : I think it will probably make a fuel stop somewhere. Plus it's longer than the great circle distance, given that they need to go around the ash cloud
82 Post contains links Speedbird741 : I am looking at LHR-MIA flights on flightaware and it seems that BA e crossing the pond in the normal routing, whilst VS is flying a route that overfl
83 FP : Hi All, Just joined after enjoying the site for years. Today, 5/08 I am on AF flt 73 to CDG from LAX and then to BCN ON AF 2048. If anyone has any ide
84 Aaron747 : Come on now Europe this is just ridiculous - get with the program and get verifiable data now. There definitely needs to be daily atmospheric testing
85 warren84 : There is daily testing with weather balloons, aircraft and ground-based Lidar.
86 flyorski : I am due to fly SLC-PHX-LHR-TXL in a few hours.. Really hope this works out, and I can make all my connections and all flights go through..
87 david_itl : AA's ORD-MAN was a 767 today. There's a suggestion elsewhere that 767s will be on this route for the duration of the ash cloud?!
88 B747forever : Well as of now it seems you wont make your connection in CDG. Your flight is scheduled to depart at 11pm from LAX instead of 9.15pm. You will land at
89 dispatchguy : Plus I was watching a video on the BBC website about using false color satellite imagery to be able to see the areas of the ash cloud... It sounds li
90 lhr380 : What an interesting shift this. Please can it be over søøn
91 dxing : Once you hit the tank limit on a redispatch what other option do you have but to stop? Still you wouldn't want to plan etops over the ash. A depressu
92 Post contains images readytotaxi : Well if no one else is gonna say it, Welcome to the Party!
93 dispatchguy : Concur; I did see on flight explorer earlier this afternoon some BAW B744s operating over the ash. During the Eurocontrol 1900Z conf call, they did r
94 FP : Well if no one else is gonna say it, Welcome to the Party! Thanks,I have enjoyed the passionate back and forth in so many of the discussions. Being a
95 jetlife2 : FYI, transatlantic routings today 5/8/10 were north of the volcano passing over the center of Iceland at about FL360. I traveled on DL43 from CDG to C
96 morrisond : I'm Flying YYZ-FRA-NCE leaving Wed night on AC 77W. I'm guessing it would be easy to route YYZ-FRA north of the Volcano. Did FRA close last time? Woul
97 prebennorholm : Me too. From what I know some German vocano scientists are playing in Iceland with a Do 228. By all means, a non-preasurized plane with turbine engin
98 prebennorholm : Yes. There is absolutely no way to predict three days in advance which airports are closed and which are open. To gamble that exactly FRA is open and
99 Post contains links divemaster08 : BA253 (LHR-NAS) today departed late and then returned to LHR 4 hrs later. I hope that this was just a precautionary measure on why this flight returne
100 workwings : Well, just got back, and 764 you were pretty much right. We pulled back at CDG around 16h00 UTC (1.5 hours late) and landed a while ago at 0200 UTC, s
101 mfz : Sorry, but this is complete nonsense! German specialists were/are doing volcano research in Iceland using one of the most modern high altitude atmosp
102 Post contains links and images MadameConcorde : French Air Space is not affected by the ash cloud... for the time being. No air traffic disruptions. http://www.lefigaro.fr/international...tendu-dans
103 Flanders : But Italy is? Strange! Since I'm flying BRU-LIN next week, I checked flights to Milan and looks like all flights from/to LIN and MXP before sunday no
104 Post contains images MadameConcorde : This is very strange yes. Yesterday it was said that the ash cloud would close down Nice and Marseille airports and today we get a report that there
105 FlySSC : Not exactely. The ash cloud is well above a part of the French territory, but the concentration of ashes is very low, and not dangerous for aircraft.
106 GLAGAZ : Open Skies flying ORY-GLA-EWR (x2) and ORY-GLA-IAD today. Gaz
107 Post contains links aerecosse : Thank the lord Dublin not closing at 16.00 today, due to fly DUB-LHR-DXB at 18.00, however Irish airspace may be effected later tonight. http://www.ia
108 tripledelta : Several airports in Croatia are also closing at 1400 local (1200Z) - ZAD and SPU are mentioned so far, but if the "competent" authorities deem it nece
109 Post contains links and images MadameConcorde : Latest Met Office update: Volcanic Ash Cloud — 0653 on Sunday 9 May 2010 The Eyjafjallajokull volcano in Iceland continues to erupt to a height of b
110 KFlyer : Ok, here we go again. Can someone please post latest NOTAM/advisory detailing currently closed airspace ?
111 Tristarsteve : It could not find a way around the ash, and returned for a reroute and a crew change. Two BA crews reported seeing visible ash yesterday. BA177 and 2
112 viw : BA 285 (EGLL-KSFO) holding southwest of Ireland They are in a climb and holding, currently FL 340 - obviously to get above the ash cloud on their furt
113 ncelhr : This is becoming insane. I'm supposed to fly NCE-GVA today but EasyJet has cancelled all of its flights in Southern Europe. It is the only carrier do
114 KFlyer : @ncelhr Well, being LCCs, I've noticed that they are unlikely to risk their planes. This is more due to the high utilization I guess, which will cause
115 AirNZ : In other words, they aren't the only carrier at all! They don't have to explain in detail why any flight is operationally cancelled. Hmm! no carrier
116 KFlyer : @AirNZ Of course yes, and nor would I recommend anybody to risk. But KLM and BA took a different stance you know.
117 SandyCoLAX : I got stuck at LHR for a few hours yesterday. AA 137 was supposed to depart at 11:35 and land at LAX at 2:35. Instead, this flight didn't take off unt
118 spantax : A Coruña (LCG), Santiago (SCQ) and Vigo (VGO), Northwest of Spain, reopened at 17.00 local time. Other Spanish airports still closed.
119 MCOGVADCA : Me too. I was a bit dismayed to see that the only flights out of NCE today that were cancelled were those of Easyjet However, their online rebooking
120 Post contains links joost : Currently MUC is closed. OPO seems te be closed all day. TAP has also cancelled some flights ex LIS. Italian airports all seem to re-open soon or they
121 dampfnudel : According to that latest chart, CDG may be next to close, maybe even FRA.
122 KFlyer : Can anyone please post the latest updated AIM on closed airspaces ?
123 janmnastami : Italian airports are fully operative, there has been a closure of some of them between 8 AM and 2 PM.
124 mckvakk : This is bad. The cloud is threatening Denmark now, which means it's getting closer to Norway. I'm due to fly RYG-STN With FR on may 22nd so i hope the
125 Post contains links and images KFlyer : Ash concentration predicted for 1200Z by London VAAC
126 Post contains links and images MadameConcorde : The airport in Nice seems to be running normally with both take offs and arrivals. I don't see any cancelled flights. http://www.nice.aeroport.fr/vols
127 Post contains links Eagleboy : Flights going the opposite way followed a similar route. JFK-DUB usually takes 6-6.5 hours. Took 7h 45mins 2 nights ago. A passenger on the flight go
128 Post contains links oly720man : Looking on radarvirtuel there seem to be a lot of flights coming down over the Faeroes and central Scotland that would normally come in over N Irelan
129 Post contains links Talaier : From what I've seen on the MetOffice webpage for midnight today, I expect MAD and most of mainland Spain & Portugal to close down later in the day
130 BHMDiversion : Delta has already cancelled BCN and MAD for tonight. They are looking at other flights westbound with ATC limitations to cancel as well dut to duty ti
131 Post contains links originalblis : JPost has an article stating that Israel could experience some ash on Monday night. The IAA is supposedly meeting to discuss how Israel should respond
132 rj777 : Why can't we just plug this dang volcano!!!!
133 Post contains images oly720man : Just as a matter of interest, has UK airspace had limits for overflying transatlantic traffic today? I've noticed that quite a few departures from CDG
134 Post contains images SXI899 : The reason that many Trans-Atlantic flights are taking such a northerly routing is that the NAT tracks are so far north. Tomorrow's eastbound tracks a
135 morrisond : Has anyone heard about what the forecast is for Thursday? I am YYZ-FRA-NCE, leaving Toronto Wed at 17:30 Does it look like I'll make it? What are the
136 Talaier : From what I gather, you might be alright, at least half of the trip. I don't think the YYZ-FRA sector should cause you any trouble, but NCE is quite
137 Burkhard : This would help for a few weeks, and when it explodes than the ash will go up to 60 000 feet and stop aviation world wide for months or years...
138 Post contains links and images SA7700 : It seems as if the ash cloud is now nearing Africa..... Not good. Volcanic ash cloud nears Africa Rgds SA7700
139 Post contains links Burkhard : Concentration near Africa is far lower than it was over Europe during those bad days. http://db.eurad.uni-koeln.de/promote/RLAQS/volcano.html Still is
140 KFlyer : Ok, let's imagine the ash really did reach Africa, what will happen to the birds of airlines like Hewa Bora ?
141 Burkhard : It will not come as far south, but I assume those will not mind and be as safe as before...
142 oly720man : Don't know if BA are looking to get things back to more normal routings but the guinea pigs are BA71G (LHR-BOS) heading west over S Ireland at the mom
143 dkny : ET has already rerouted it's IAD flight through DKR since the weekend.
144 offloaded : BA 2694 LGW FAO now operating at LGW LIS. FAO is closed until 1900. BA has an aircraft in FAO which they are hoping to operate when airspace reopens.
145 lhr380 : That is one of the things I hate in T3, if the flight is delayed, it just says the new boarding time, confusing the hell out of people, or like you s
146 AirNZ : Hmmm!....plug it with what? What are your thoughts/proposals on how to achieve such a 'venture'????
147 oa260 : Any updates? What will be open/closed tomorrow?
148 ogre727 : I might have to fly ZRH-MAD-EZE on Saturday.... what do you guys think???
149 dampfnudel : Unfortunately, that will be a common question for the next few months.
150 Spacepope : Get a bunch of geologists there with an open bar. We'd plug that thing with empties in a week, tops! You could try nuking it, it would give the subse
151 Post contains images oa260 : So far so good
152 Post contains links david_itl : Next wave of "excessive" ash concentration due over Ireland/UK tomorrow onwards: Met Office Ash Concentration Map Looks like it's going to affect Irel
153 readytotaxi : When you look back at all the problems this one volcano has caused it is worth remembering that it is only the "baby brother" of the one "next to it".
154 Arzenal : Im supposed to fly LHR-LIN tmmrw at 3pm, will this madness never end? I already had to fly north of Iceland in order to get here from Chicago.[Edited
155 Post contains links david_itl : The Met Office now has a five day forecast available.
156 Arzenal : If Im reading that right, it looks like LHR might miss the cloud on Sunday May 16.
157 david_itl : Would expect southeast England airport to be closed from 0001 on Monday (but that's me doing a bit of assuming that it will travel at the same speed
158 Post contains images MD11Engineer : Having grown up among geologists (my dad was a geologist and palaeontologist), I believe it! Do you guys also celebrate St. Barbara´s day? Here it w
159 B6A322 : A little o/t, but whats the likelihood that ash will still be affecting flight patterns around say...late July?
160 AirNZ : What "madness"? What difference does it make whether one flies north, or south, of Iceland to get to London from Chicago? Yes, it was 'in all serious
161 MD11Engineer : The last time this volcano erupted (around 1830), it took almost 3 years for it to calm down again. If the neighbouring volcano Katla (which historic
162 Arzenal : Because it adds unnecessary time to an already long flight. When I go down to my local market I don't drive 2 miles out of my way to get there, I tak
163 Talaier : We will just have to get used to it and cope with the ash when it decides to mess up the European airspace. I guess it's a bit of a reminder to be re
164 prebennorholm : It was in 1821, and it lasted 14 months, from December 1821 to January 1823. But this time it can just as well last 3 years, or it could calm down to
165 eaa3 : There is also a nice 6 inch layer of ash from Katla all over Scotland and Norway from an eruption from Katla that happened 10,300 years ago. It's cal
166 david_itl : BFS, BHD & IOM all closed to 1pm at the earliest, I think we can expect BLK, LPL, MAN to be affected by 1pm (putting paid to the Lancaster flyby!)
167 david_itl : 1030 NATS update: The CAA’s no-fly zone required by the high density volcanic ash cloud will not affect London airports for the period 1300-1900 (lo
168 Post contains images epa001 : I have just read that my flight Amsterdam - Leeds Bradford, planned for today, is cancelled. . Now I have to wait and see when the next opportunity ar
169 eicvd : DUB closed from 1900 untill 0900 tomorrow.
170 david_itl : Most northern UK and Midands airports closed until 0100
171 vlad1971 : It seems that AMS also will be closed tomorrow morning starting 6am .....
172 Post contains images B747forever : Doesnt look good at all , Hope we wont see a repeat of what happened on the first round of airports closures in Europe.
173 Post contains links vlad1971 : http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/8685193.stm some more news from BBC....... and London City airport ... http://www.londoncityairport.com/default.asp
174 airbuseric : There is no reason yet to assume AMS closes tomorrow morning. Although the forecast charts show the line close at or over AMS, the actual situation w
175 david_itl : From NATS: Update on Sunday 16 May, 2245 The high density ash cloud continues to move further south in the early hours of tomorrow morning. For the pe
176 Post contains links prebennorholm : http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/aviation/vaac/data/VAG_1274032422.png The outlook for Monday for Britain, Northern France and Germany, Benelux and Denmark
177 KFlyer : If Stansted is remaining open, will some long hauls divert there ? Isn't it better than diverting to MAN, AMS or FRA, even if the airport is largely L
178 AirNZ : Sorry, but what on earth should "largely LCC" got to do with it??? Stansted has full facilities, and not that much different from LHR or LGW. Well th
179 dampfnudel : I just heard on the news that AMS has closed.[Edited 2010-05-16 20:18:38]
180 KFlyer : AMS is reportedly closed till 1400L, but could anybody confirm this ? A passenger at the airport told me it's not closed. EDIT : To answer my own ques
181 silentbob : I think the issue there is more likely to be the lack of airline staff at Stansted, relative to the other airports.
182 dampfnudel : I just checked flightview.com and noticed that CO 70 (EWR-AMS) is returning to EWR. The flight took off about 4 1/2 hours ago and will land in EWR in
183 Post contains images LHR380 : LHR is quiet, and both radar sites I have access too show hardly a thing in the south. Here we go again CX251 from HKG is over Doncaster and I saw BA
184 bospatriot : Airbus and Boeing along with multiple engine manufacture's (RR,GE) with the result that the airframes can operate up to three hours in "certain" condi
185 Owleye : The Dutch airports Rotterdam The Hague, Groningen and Amsterdam Schiphol are closed. AMS has cancelled 500 flights.[Edited 2010-05-16 21:46:05]
186 LHR380 : That's very risky. If there is any chance of damage from flying in ash Id not fly. What are the "certain" conditions. Things change very fast! Too la
187 musapapaya : The two CX flights from HKG due to arrive early hours on 17th had been diverted to MAN. regards musapapaya
188 david_itl : BA12 went to GLA. Interesrting that arrival rate is restricted to 30/hr at LHR. No arrivals at LGW but departures are ok!
189 GCT64 : 0825L BA12 (G-BNLT) is now approaching LHR from the North (presumably after a re-fuel at GLA). Planes are departing LHR but the airspace is pretty qu
190 GCT64 : 0850L CX255 (B-HUD) is now approaching and descending into LHR from the North. Airspace in general around LHR is remains very quiet.
191 EHAM : Me living near AMS shows only en-route aircraft overflying the airport at high altitude while the airport itself remains closed to at least 14.00CET.
192 severnaya : Seems like AMS is opened again as KL592 (JNB-AMS) with PH-BQB just landed on 27.
193 HansHubers : Also PH-BQL just landed RWY27 at AMS. Now PH-AOI / KL678 inbound...
194 LMML 14/32 : Looking a live radar at LHR there are a few BA, mostly intercont and one QF approaching LHR at 0900z. Is LHR open to selected flights or is it pilot d
195 HansHubers : PH-BQH, PH-BVA, PH-BFG all crossing NL at high altitude diverting anywhere in Germany I guess?
196 Post contains links AusA380 : www.news.com.au is running an article that two QF flights to LHR have been diverted to Frankfurt, plus another being held in Dubai (resulting from a m
197 HansHubers : According Air Traffic Control the Dutch airspace is re-opened. With PH-HZD, C-GTSY as first visitors.
198 LMML 14/32 : Any news about the UK airspace as I am informed that the CAA will be holding some sort of video conference at 1230z to announce re-opening. There is n
199 EK413 : I was just about to post 2 QF flights diverted to FRA... Did anyone take snap shots of the QF009 in DXB??? EK413
200 sandyb123 : Remember 12.30Z is 13.30 local. Sandyb123
201 Post contains links SA7700 : This thread will be locked for further contributions. Any posts added after the threadlock will be removed for housekeeping purposes only. Part 2 of t
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