The ash cloud as seen from a satillite on April 15
The ban applies to the UK where reports indicated that the ban might be in effect until at least 19.00 today Friday. The ban also applies partially or wholly to France, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Ireland. The ash cloud remains thick and moves slowly to the east.
“It is likely that the production of ash will continue at a comparable level for some days or weeks. But where it disrupts travel, that depends on the weather,” Einar Kjartansson, a geophysicist at the Icelandic Meteorological Office, told the Associated Press.
“It depends how the wind carries the ash.”
Since the flight ban is due to change all travellers should follow local news to hear how it might apply to their area.
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