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Iceland Volcano Update : Volcanic Ash Clouds Predicted to Stay for More Days

The ash cloud from the Eyjafjallajökull volcano is still causing havoc all over Europe for a second week. The Ash cloud is expected to have an effect for the next couple of days resulting in yet more delayed flights. Currently 20 countries across Europe have closed their airspace.  Ryanair have cancelled all flights until Wednesday at the earliest.
Britain meanwhile has closed all its airspace until Monday at 19:00, with that expected to be pushed back further.

Ryanair have cancelled all flights until Wednesday at the earliest.

The Royal Navy is hitching a plan to attempt to rescue stranded Brits.

Many experts believe that the Volcano and resulting ash cloud show no signs of slowing down.

Depsite opposition from many airlines, NATS are continuing to extend the ban.
Many travellers have had horror stories of being stuck without money in far way countries.

We will keep updating you with the latest Iceland Volcano News.

What do you think of this whole scenario?


  1. Sue Moffitt says:

    We are due to leave to go to Greece in a couple of days, but are resigned to the fact that we may not be able to go. I think is is important to remember that safety is far more important than inconvenience and it is best to keep flights on the ground until NATS feel it is 100% safe to fly. We can all complain, but there would be more complaints, if further disasters happen as a consequence of lifting the ban too soon. Safety always first.

  2. Joanna says:

    i would love too know the whereabout off the volcanic ash clouds are and if they are in britain yet cause they have been an out burst in northeast uk loftus and iam in middlesbrough in the same region but i need too find out more information about the volcanic ash and also the volcano if that is possible because i just found out about it on saturday i didnt no about it until me brother micheal told me.

  3. Jordi Sola says:

    It is an absolutely descries that on this modern days with a serious number of specialist and technology on place, we have to face a situation like this one, with people stranded all over the world, people who can leave and follow normal life and business reporting historical loses.
    This volcano started to erupt the 21st of March or so, nobody thought with activity increasing may be could reach a serious level of smoke with ash like today. Nobody thought may be wind could play a key factor and move all over Europe. Where are the experts and scientist who informs governments. Still thinking it is a descries, why we pay for specialist? people to think? and specially people to take decisions preventing future situations like this one? why the authorities don’t have an emergency plan base on real estimations and base on all those previous possibilities? To many whys like always.

    Ok we can’t prevent a volcano erupts, but will be not cheaper to think and prevent consequences, rather than act as it comes. Or those politian’s and authorities are to worry to warranty a seat on parliament in the next elections, to keep milking the system.
    Or we are facing human greed, better don’t do nothing till happens, as eastern period is one of the key periods of the year to get richer and richer.
    Well now it is costing more than any estimation and prevention plan could cost.
    An absolutely descries, takes 5 days to meet together ministers to do something about all that.
    Still can’t believe independent flying test are been carried out last weekend successfully and the authorities still having the air space closed without performing hundreds or thousands of air tests if needed.
    An absolutely descries and embarrassment Human society!

  4. Wendy - Orpington says:

    Better to be safe than sorry. I am due to fly out on Friday to Spain, but have resigned to the fact that I am not. Holiday’s can be rescheduled, lives can’t.

  5. mazinger says:

    It will never be 100% safe to fly.
    Even before the volcanic ash clouds, it was never 100% to fly.
    The important thing isn’t being 100% safe (as you never will be) but insuring that proper assessment of the situation has been carried out before whatever decision you make.
    If you want to be 100% safe don’t bloody fly!

  6. Sarah Yates says:

    A small price to pay as long as ryanair are losing money.

  7. I was flying with Etihad from Bangkok to London with a stop over in ABu Dhabi we have had to stay here now 5 days but Etihad have been fantastic they have put us up in an amazing hotel with food all paid for so it’s not been that bad for some people all credit to Etihad airlines

  8. SFOS says:

    Are we so silly to think that we can stop the natural patterns of the earth? This is terrible, I agree totally! However, no MP, no scientist, no expert with amazing thinking skills could do anything to stop this. I think it’s a good time to take a look at ourselves as humans and realise that we don’t- we CAN’T control everything around us- it just isn’t possible! There are things that are out of our control. God is God- we are not. Why is this happening- I don’t know. But I think it is a good time to stop, take a look in the mirror, and consider how we think of ourselves- realise that there is something much bigger that we’re subject to- whether each individual believes in Him or not, no matter your view- He’s there. We cannot forget that. I believe it’s a warning, a sign. Let’s take heed.

  9. Jordi Sola says:

    Sarah, I agree on that one! je,je

  10. David says:

    Does anyone remember if the Mt St Helens eruption had it same or a similar effect on America’s airlines ?
    Perhaps jordi would like to list the ways that the ‘consequences’ can be prevented ?

    Hoping to fly to Greece on the 18 may.

  11. rachel says:

    i think the ban should stay until its 100% safe so what if people are stranded or can’t fly on holiday or airlines are losing to much cash. my mum is stuck in egpt and would much rather have her over there than have lives risked over ash getting sucked into the engines think people need to get a grip n realise life’s more important.get a grip brits n stupid money hungry pigs makes me mad and they should fly a plane to n from a desintnation and bk againg from different directions see how much ash gets sucked up then with no people on board of course can’t possibly know bye flying a short while as it will build up n up. keep the airports shut fly people to a certain point away from the ash clouds then stick people on boats simple atleast the planet gets a rest from fumes for awhile enjoy breathing the fresh air lol

  12. B Dunn says:

    Maybe test flights indicate that their flights have been safe but what about the accumulated effects of dust particles on the engines? Engineers don’t give planes a forensic test after each flight. I certainly won’t be flying any time soon.

  13. Jeff says:

    Dear Jordi Sola on April 19, 2010 at 1:09 pm,

    It appears you passion may be your next career. Be a scientist, figure this whole mess out and become a national/world hero….good luck!!

  14. bob says:

    id rather be safe then sorry then you have idiots saying they want to fly if they want to fly let them fly to shut them all up moaning. The ban has been put there for a pourpose to protect are lives not so we would die why flying thought an ash clouds the goverment are doing nothing about they need to get an emergency plan out if this ever to happen again which it could, they are sittin on there fat arsses and doing nothin just bleeding this counrtry dry.

  15. Jake says:

    Bleeding the country dry? it’ll get alot worse if cameron gets in. Funny how people forget what the conservitives did to this country especially under thatcher. ahhhh what to privatise next uummmmmm nhs anyone

  16. USAR/CBRN says:

    An ash cloud of this magnitude cannot be controlled, or prevented, we are at the mercy of high level winds, the jet stream, and sub surface factors, all beyond our control. All we can so is sit and wait for this to subside and educate ourselves as to why the government has imposed these sactions. Research all you can, before you open your mouthes and sound ignorant talking about “residual buildup of dust in engines bringing down planes in the future”. That has nothing to do with the threat to aircraft. It is the displacement of oxygen by volcanic gasses that primarily causes engine failure, that coupled with the gasses themseves and the reaction to engine components in the fuel/air mixture. The problem with the world is ignorance, not disaster.

  17. P.Tavakkoli says:

    We’ve had nothing but fantastic help from who have been calling us back all day, negotiating with our airline who refused to pay a refund or transfer our dates to reasonable alternatives. We hope to fly out on new dates now, but always prefer to be safe on the ground than sorry in the air. We’re happy to stick by the safety regulations and hope the airlines follow the guidelines.

  18. scarlet says:

    Fully agree with Rachel, B Dunn and bob
    Am supposed to fly to Prague tomorrow but am praying my flight will be cancelled – don’t fancy to be a human guinea pig!!!!!! Let those desperate to fly fly and test it on them!
    It’s also time people realised that the earth is actually not that small after all and going away on holiday far just means being far from home and to expect on a occasion like this to make effort to travel the more old fashioned (and lengthy and tiring) way!

  19. loulopu says:

    well i don’t have school for a whole week because of this volacano eruption

  20. karen says:

    my flight was cancelled to london on friday, was due to treat my daughter to a show in london. spoke to a friend who is cabin crew for well known airline who strongly advised against flying in her words too dangerous. paid for rail travel. back home now hope not to fly in the very near future.

  21. David says:

    Scarlet, I’d love to be able to use means other than flying, but as you mention, it is the time factor. If I fly from Heathrow it takes me longer to get to the airport, 250 miles away, than it does to get to my holiday destination, Santorini, which is about 2300 miles away.
    But here is a thing to consider. By the time all this gets back to normal I suspect that the overall cost will at least equal the cost of building another tunnel across to France (or maybe even Belgium, less strikes) and even a greatly extended inter-Europe rail system. We have the capability. All we need is a good reason and the political will. Now we have had the reason pushed in our faces.
    How long to get to Prague by high speed train ?


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