Update on European air traffic situation following Grimsvötn eruption, 17.00 CET
25 MAY 2011
Brussels, Belgium - As of 17:00 CET today, EUROCONTROL has the following update to make with regard to the situation of air traffic in Europe as a result of the eruption of the Grimsvötn volcano in Iceland.
According to the Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre (VAAC) in London, areas of ash concentration were over the north of Germany today. As a result, approximately 450 flights were cancelled in German airspace, mainly affecting the airports in Bremen, Hamburg and Berlin.
On a normal day, these airports would expect around 120, 480 and 530 flights respectively. The German airports are currently fully accessible again According to the VAAC forecasts, it is expected that ash cloud coverage will dissipate overnight.
Tomorrow, we do not expect any significant impact on European airspace.
The next traffic update will be issued around 10:00 CET tomorrow, 26 May.
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