The eruption of Iceland’s most active volcano was set to keep the island’s international airport shut Monday but aviation experts monitoring the ash cloud said they were not expecting a repeat of last year’s six-day closure of the European airspace.
REUTERS - An eruption by Iceland's most active volcano was set to keep the island's main airport shut on Monday, while other European nations watched for any impact on their air routes from a towering plume of smoke and ash.
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Europe's air traffic control organisation is monitoring the possible impact on flights of the ash cloud spewed by the Grimsvotn volcano in Iceland.
Europe's air traffic control organisation warned on its website that ash could spread southwards.
The 2010 Eyjafjallajokull eruption
Dave Mcgarvie, vulcanologist at Britain's Open University, said any ash which reached Britain would be less than last year and added that experience gained since the 2010 eruption would lead to less disruption.
Date created : 2011-05-23