UPDATE 1-UK airspace to start reopening on Tuesday

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LONDON, April 19 (BestGrowthStock) – British airspace will start to
reopen to flights from 0600 GMT on Tuesday after levels of
volcanic ash from Iceland declined, UK air traffic controllers
said on Monday.

The volcanic eruption in southern Iceland has reduced and is
not emitting ash to altitudes that would affect Britain,
National Air Traffic Services (NATS), which controls UK
airspace, said in a statement.

Airspace in Scotland and northern England will open first
and restrictions in the rest of England and Wales may be lifted
later on Tuesday, the national air traffic control body said.

“Assuming there are no further significant ash emissions we
are now looking at a continuously improving situation,” it said.

“This is a dynamic and changing situation and is therefore
difficult to forecast beyond 0700 (BST) local.

It is now for airports and airlines to decide how best to
utilise this opportunity.”

NATS said it would issue a further update at 2000 GMT on
Monday. British airspace was closed last Thursday because of
fears that the volcanic ash could cause planes’ engines to fail.

Millions of passengers have been stranded or had their
travel disrupted across northern Europe. [ID:LDE63I007]

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UPDATE 1-UK airspace to start reopening on Tuesday