Travelers swarm European airports as travel resumes after volcanic ash cloud disruption

Posted By: The Ski Channel on April 21, 2010 12:34 pm

With the skies clear enough for air travel, passengrs all over Europe headed to airports after the Icelandic volcano eruption and the subsequent ash cloud forces many airports to shut down.  Currently, the airspace over the UK, Denmark, Norway, Belgium, Ireland, Sweden, and Germany are is open and travel has resumed.  The airspace closure affected 1.2. million passengers per day for the six-day period, according to the International Air Transport Association.  In addition, the IATA also estimated that the volcanic ash cloud cost the airlines over $1.7 billion in lost revenue through yesterday.