Around 1,100 people are waiting for flights at Keflavík International Airport, according to information from the airport’s information officer, Fridthór Eydal. Although ash from the volcano isn’t blowing over Keflavík, airports in Europe are closed, including London.
Keflavík International Airport. Copyright: Icelandic Photo Agency.
Two airplanes left Keflavík airport this morning, to Amsterdam and Frankfurt. The Icelandair flight FI 450 which was scheduled to leave for London Heathrow this morning was canceled, as were the flights to Oslo, Copenhagen and Stockholm, visir.is reports.
The afternoon flight to London has been canceled and the flight to Copenhagen delayed. The situation will be reviewed at 4 pm. However, the afternoon flight to Boston is on schedule.
Approximately 2,000 people have tickets with Icelandair’s disrupted flights, both in Iceland and abroad. It is unclear how the volcanic eruption will develop and when flights can continue as normally scheduled, so people are encouraged to follow updates on the airport’s website.
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