Rainbow Travel Blog 10May10

ASH CLOUD CLEARS IN EU; BLOCKS AIR ROUTES IN MID-ATLANTIC. Eurocontrol announces that volcanic ash has now dispersed in Europe; another band in the mid-Atlantic is still blocking air routes between Europe and North America Associated Press Flights across Europe were operating normally Monday after a plume of volcanic ash that disrupted air traffic andContinue reading “Rainbow Travel Blog 10May10”

That Ash Cloud Just Won’t Go Away.

Just when you thought things had nearly got back to normal, hundreds of flights were cancelled over the last 24 hours, causing travel misery for thousands, after airlines had to scrap all services to and from the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland and Scotland. The restrictions also prevented flights to and from Tiree, Barra,Continue reading “That Ash Cloud Just Won’t Go Away.”

Air fares to soar in wake of ash crisis

Air fares to soar in wake of ash crisis. Air fares are forecast to rise by more than five per cent this year in the wake of the Icelandic volcanic ash crisis and increasing oil prices. From a study made in the UK travelers can expect to pay an additional £1.8 billion or £48 eachContinue reading “Air fares to soar in wake of ash crisis”

Ash Alert: Updated airline advisories Friday 23rdApril2010

Ash Alert: Updated airline advisories. Air Canada advises that it plans to operate a full schedule of 40 flights from Canadian cities and the following destinations in Europe: London, Paris, Frankfurt, Munich, Zurich, Geneva, Rome, as well as Tel Aviv. Some airspace restrictions continue to be in place as a result of the spread ofContinue reading “Ash Alert: Updated airline advisories Friday 23rdApril2010”

Ash Cloud Permits Some European Flights To Resume.

REYKJAVIK, Iceland, April 20  – A new ash cloud spewed from a volcano in Iceland forced Britain to ground flights and operate a nearly flight-free zone Tuesday. Limited air services began operating in Scotland and Newcastle, but aviation officials scrapped plans to reopen the rest of Britain’s airspace as a new ash cloud moved toward theContinue reading “Ash Cloud Permits Some European Flights To Resume.”