Ireland may shut some airports due to ash cloud

DUBLIN (BestGrowthStock) – Ireland may shut several airports early on Sunday due to volcanic ash drifting south from Iceland, the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) said on Saturday.

“Due to the prevailing weather conditions, the volcanic ash cloud is drifting toward Ireland from the North Atlantic and is likely to be over the west coast early tomorrow morning,” the IAA said in a statement.

“As a result, Sligo, Donegal and Ireland West (Knock) airports may be closed from early tomorrow morning.”

The IAA said it would give an update at 1930 GMT.

In London, the government said parts of British airspace might have to close from Sunday until Tuesday because of a fresh cloud of ash from the volcano under the Eyjafjallajokull glacier in Iceland that wreaked havoc on European air travel last month.

Airlines had to cancel around 100,000 flights, stranding millions of passengers. Since then the ash has periodically forced short-term closures in airspace in countries across Europe.

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(Reporting by Marie-Louise Gumuchian; Editing by Louise Ireland)

Ireland may shut some airports due to ash cloud