24 May '11, 9am

Ash grounds 252 flights, may cancel 500 more

Ash grounds 252 flights, may cancel 500 more

An image released by the Nasa Earth Observatory on May 24, 2011 and captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA?s Terra satellite at 13:00 UTC (1:00 p.m. local time) on May 22, 2011 shows the ash column billowing from the Grimsvoetn volcano. -- PHOTO: AFP BRUSSELS - EUROPEAN air traffic controllers said on Tuesday morning that 252 flights had been cancelled and a further 500 could be cancelled as a volcanic ash cloud covered Scotland and Northern Ireland. 'Most airlines have cancelled flights today - 252 flights,' said Brian Flynn, head of operations at the Brussels-based Eurocontrol via Twitter. 'Parts of ashcloud to cover Scotland and Northern Ireland today.' The eruption of the Grimsvoetn volcano in Iceland forced US President Barack Obama the previous day to revise travel plans for a state visit to Britain and threatens to affect Barce...

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

British Airways, KLM temporarily suspend flight...

straitstimes.com 24 May '11, 12am

A deserted check-in area is seen at Keflavik airport, Iceland. British Airways and KLM have temporarily suspended flights ...

Iceland ash cloud no impact on S'pore travellers

Iceland ash cloud no impact on S'pore travellers

channelnewsasia.com 24 May '11, 11am

SINGAPORE: Travel agents in Singapore said there has been no impact on Singaporeans travelling to, and in Europe, as a res...

Ash from erupting volcano in Iceland blown south towards Britain and could reach mainland Europe later in the week.

Ash from erupting volcano in Iceland blown sout...

channelnewsasia.com 23 May '11, 10am

REYKJAVIK - A plume of ash from an erupting volcano in Iceland is being blown south towards Britain and could reach the ai...

AirAsia and MAS #flights not affected - AsiaOne

AirAsia and MAS #flights not affected - AsiaOne

asiaone.com 25 May '11, 4am

PETALING JAYA, MALAYSIA: No AirAsia or Malaysia Airlines flight is affected by the ash cloud from the eruption of the Grim...

Volcanic ash may reach France, Spain on Thursda...

straitstimes.com 23 May '11, 12am

BRUSSELS - ASH from Iceland's most active volcano may reach north Scotland by Tuesday, sweeping through Britain to hit Fra...

Bomb items found after threat to Indonesia flights

sg.news.yahoo.com 25 May '11, 7am

SURABAYA, Indonesia (AP) — Officials say bomb-making materials were found in an airport lounge after a threat was made aga...