UPDATE 1-Ireland extends airspace closure to 1200 GMT Sunday

(Adds Aer Lingus statement)

DUBLIN, April 17 (BestGrowthStock) – The Irish Aviation Authority
said it had extended the closure of Irish airspace to commercial
traffic until 1200 GMT on Sunday because of the volcanic ash
cloud over Europe.

The airspace had initially been shut until 1700 GMT on
Saturday.

Former state airline Aer Lingus (AERL.I: ), which earlier said
it would not fly on Saturday, cancelled its flights for Sunday
as well.

Ireland’s other major carrier Ryanair (RYA.I: ), Europe’s
biggest low-cost airline, has already said it would cancel all
flights to and from northern European countries until 1200 GMT
on Monday.

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(Reporting by Andras Gergely; Editing by Jon Hemming)

UPDATE 1-Ireland extends airspace closure to 1200 GMT Sunday