Flight disruption expected in Britain over volcanic cloud
May 24, 2011, 6:53 GMT
London - Air traffic in Britain was set to be severely disrupted Tuesday as a string of airlines cancelled domestic and foreign flights from Scotland, in northern Britain.
British Airways, KLM, Irish carrier Aer Lingus, EasyJet and Ryanair were among airlines which cancelled flights from all Scottish airports to destinations within Britain and abroad.
Around 100 flights were affected as airports remained closed from the early morning until 1200 GMT.
The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said the temporary measure was in response to a 'dense cloud' of volcanic ash over the region following the eruption of the Grimsvotn volcano in Iceland.
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