yodobashi From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2007, 214 posts, RR: 4 Reply 2, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2143 times:
I was just watching the article on BBC news .... it reckons that previous disruptions would've been avoided with this technology.
However, it did also mention a larger volcano (which we know to be Katla) and said that it's not a case of if it blows, more like when .... I've been thinking a lot about this recently and if the stories of European Airspace being closed for 18 months are true, this could be the end of the world as we know it.
Imagine the ramifications of Europe's skies being closed for 18 months - essentially all airport workers, ATC, airline staff, maintenance staff, travel agents etc would lose their jobs. Imports of fresh fruit and veg would be no more. Businesses in Africa who rely on Europe for a massive part of their trade could go bust. Many American airlines who probably rely on lucrative trans-at markets could go bust, an so on ....
European skies closure for such a long period could be the straw that breaks the Euro's back and essentially lead to massive unrest in Europe and even war .... I'm only surprised that this initiative isn't being backed by more airlines and on a much larger scale.
Let's just hope Katla can hold on until next summer when this equipment should be ready to go!
"The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page"
flybehubby From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2008, 177 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1921 times:
easyJet flew a number of British press reporters out to Sicily from LGW on Tuesday this week to see the development progress. The aircraft and crew day stopped while the press were shown the test aircraft, how it works and took a helicopter ride upto Mt Etna. The same LGW crew then flew them back.
eaa3 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 956 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1883 times:
Quoting TurkishWings (Reply 1): When I first read the title of this thread, I thought EZY was starting flights to a Russian city called Ashradar
I was thinking that it was probably some city in the Middle East I had never heard of. Was very curious to see where this city "is". I figured that easyjet was doing the same thing as Ryanair in introducing some airport no one has ever heard of and selling it as a larger city close by.