Iceland Volcano

  • Iceland eruption ending, German airports reopen May 26, 2011

    Reykjavik: Iceland's volcanic eruption has died down and is no longer spewing out ash, officials said on Wednesday as airlines began to get back to normal after cancelling about 1,000 flights in northern Europe. The explosion of the Grimsvotn volcano on Saturday caused much less chaos than an eruption in 2010...
  • Indian carriers to decide on flights to Europe May 25, 2011

    New Delhi: In the wake of the flight disruption in Europe due to ash spewing from an Icelandic volcano, officials of major Indian carriers on Wednesday held meetings to decide on diversion or cancellation of their flights. Officials of Kingfisher Airlines, Jet Airways and Air India held separate meetings to take...
  • 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...
  • Ash clouds flights again; Europe struggles to fly May 9, 2010

    Brussels: Hundreds of flights between Europe and North America were either delayed or canceled on Saturday due to the spreading cloud of volcanic ash stretching across much of the northern Atlantic, the European flight control agency said. Flights had to be rerouted north over Greenland or south over Spain to avoid...
  • 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...
  • Passengers crowd airport for tickets April 22, 2010

    After a week of frustrating travel delays caused by the Icelandic volcano, folks around the world are finally getting on their way. Travelers flooded the Air France ticket counter at the San Francisco International airport hoping to get a flight back home... ...
  • Volcanic ash cloud concerns settling down April 22, 2010

    You can see an amazing view right now still erupting as we speak the plumes are heading to the south. The encouraging news however now is that it is less dangerous. We have been told that the power of eruptions are about 80 per cent weaker since last week. ...
  • One half of Iceland is sunny, other full of ash April 21, 2010

    At the base of the Iceland volcano, the day is cold and very clear. But up the road at a short distance what looks like a big grey curtain that very quickly closes on us. There is nothing gradual about it. Visibility drops to near zero as one drives through...
  • Flights pick up in Europe as ash risk drops April 21, 2010

    London: European airports started to return to life on Tuesday after five days cut off from the rest of the world by a volcanic ash cloud, as authorities downgraded the risk the ash posed to aircraft. Britain, a major global air hub as well as a busy destination in...
  • Iceland volcano: a tongue-twister April 20, 2010

    It might be the most famous volcano right now but its name is something which only few can pronounce correctly. ...
  • Airliners call for review of flight bans April 19, 2010

    They have questioned the need for the unprecedented curbs, which have affected millions of travellers. The airlines carried out test flights which showed no obvious damage after flying through the ash. Officials though are not promising anything just yet.. though some alternate routes have been opened for flights from other...
  • Stranded fliers get respite online April 19, 2010

    A stranded couple in Iceland have been separated from their children for more than two weeks now... all because of volcanic ash clouds. CNN's Sarah Lee reports on how the family is staying connected online. ...
  • Iceland volcano smoke affecting locals April 18, 2010

    CNN's Gary Tuchman reports from Iceland on how the volcano's eruption of ash is affecting the people nearby. ...
  • Volcanic ash disrupts air travel for 4th day April 18, 2010

    London: Air travel across much of Europe was paralysed for a fourth day on Sunday because of a huge cloud of volcanic ash, but Dutch and German test flights carried out without apparent damage seemed to offer hope. Many countries closed their airspaces until well into Sunday or Monday,...
  • Iceland's volcano smoke disrupts air travel April 18, 2010

    An entire continent grounded by a volcano! Europe's airports are shut .. aircraft are not flying as smoke and ash from Iceland's volcano cast its dark shadow. ...