24 May '11, 12am

British Airways, KLM temporarily suspend flights due to Icelandic ash cloud spreading across Europe

British Airways, KLM temporarily suspend flights due to Icelandic ash cloud spreading across Europe

A deserted check-in area is seen at Keflavik airport, Iceland. British Airways and KLM have temporarily suspended flights as a cloud of ash from an Icelandic volcano spread across Europe. -- PHOTO: AP LONDON - FLAGSHIP carrier British Airways said on Monday it was to temporarily suspend flights between London and Scotland as a cloud of ash from an Icelandic volcano drifted towards Britain. 'Following forecasts of significant volcanic ash in Scottish airspace, (we) have decided as a precaution that it will not operate any flights between London and Scotland on Tuesday ... that arrive in Scotland before 2pm (1300 GMT, 9pm Singapore time) or depart from Scotland before 2pm,' a BA statement said. 'At present all other flights are unaffected,' it added. US President Barack Obama was forced to leave Ireland a day ahead of schedule on Monday to fly to London after forecasters pre...

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