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  • Chile volcano ash grounds Australia, NZ flights June 12, 2011

    Wellington: Thousands of passengers in Australia and New Zealand were affected when airlines suspended flights on Sunday as an ash cloud from an erupting volcano in southern Chile spread, threatening to damage engines. Australia's national carrier, Qantas Airways, said all the airline's flights in and out of the southeastern city of...
  • Europe: flights cancelled as volcanic ash spreads May 25, 2011

    London: Ash spewing from an Icelandic volcano is causing disruption and days of uncertainty to more parts of Europe, as officials in Germany said that dozens of flight will be grounded on Wednesday because of levels of ash in the country's northern regions. Even though some say it's been a massive...
  • Iceland's most active volcano starts erupting May 22, 2011

    Reykjavik: Iceland's most active volcano has started erupting, scientists said on Saturday just over a year after another eruption on the North Atlantic island shut down European air traffic for days. Iceland's Meteorological Office confirmed that an eruption had begun at the Grimsvotn volcano, accompanied by a series of small...
  • Volcanic ash: UK, Ireland set new flying zone May 18, 2010

    London: Britain's air traffic control body said on Monday it had agreed the creation of a new flying zone with Irish officials and aircraft manufacturers to limit the disruption caused by ash emitted by an Icelandic volcano. The new "Time Limited Zone" will be put in place over UK and Irish...
  • Volcanic ash shuts major UK, Dutch airports May 17, 2010

    London: Britain and the Netherlands shut or planned to close major airports because of volcanic ash from Iceland on Monday, threatening largescale air traffic disruption in Europe at the start of the working week. With Ireland's Dublin airport already shut, the new closures brought an echo of last month when ash...
  • Iceland shuts down airport due to volcanic ash April 23, 2010

    Reykjavik: Iceland, able to keep its airports open while European airlines were grounded due to ash from its volcanic eruption, is now closing its airspace because of a change in wind direction, authorities said on Thursday. The eruption of the volcano under the Eyjafjallajokull glacier, about 120 km (75 miles) southeast...