Ash from Iceland’s active volcano shuts down air travel in Northern Europe

Posted By: The Ski Channel on April 15, 2010 5:38 pm

As we showed earlier today, there are some amazing images from the volcanic eruption in Iceland.  However, the ash cloud that has grown from that eruption has caused the biggest flight disruption since the terror attacks on 9/11.  The cloud is hovering over Northern Europe, has stranded tens of thousands of people, and it could take days for the skies to clear.  Non-emergency flights in Britain were all cancelled, and the countries of Ireland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Belgium.  France also shut down 24 of its aiports, including the main hub at Charles de Gaulle in Paris.  A spokeswoman from Eurocontrol, which is the air traffic service, indicated that half of all trans-Atlantic flights were expected to be cancelled on Friday as well.