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All Flights to and from Iceland Delayed because of Eruption

All flight traffic to and from Iceland has been stopped because of the volcanic eruption. About a thousand Icelandair passengers which were going to Europe this morning are now stranded in Iceland, according to mbl.is. These are flights to London, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Oslo and Stockholm.

Three planes from destinations in the US are still in America. These include Orlando, Boston and Seattle. About 500 passengers are on these planes.

All flight within a 120 mile radius of the eruption has been stopped.

Gudjón Arngrímsson, media representative of Icelandair said that the company sent out messages to all Reykjavík hotels as soon as news about the eruption were heard and asked them to stay at their hotels. Now we are awaiting information from the authorities and will check again on the flight conditions at nine. If we are given permission the planes could be airborne at 11 a.m.

Iceland Express says it will fly to London at 10.30. “I understand that we can start on the eleventh hour”, CEO Matthías Imsland says. He urged people to follow notices on www.airport.is and other information sources.

There are no domestic flights. About 34 flights had been planned for 1.200 passengers, many coming beck from weekend vacations.

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