Quote:” First Iceland erupts into bankruptcy now we are left with the ashes” (Kumitonttu)

Volcano flight chaos could last up to SIX MONTHS as air traffic chiefs extend UK lockdown to 1am

  • Hundreds of thousands of passengers stranded after unprecedented lockdown
  • ‘Window of opportunity’ allows some flights in Scotland and Northern Ireland
  • Chaos set to cost airline industry alone £30million a day
  • Vast cloud will cover Britain until at least noon… and Iceland volcano still erupting
  • Insurers accused of invoking ‘act of God’ clause to dodge compensation payouts
  • People with breathing conditions urged to stay indoors
Airports across Britian were deserted today after an unprecedented lockdown of airspace prompted by the threat from a deadly cloud of volcanic ash. The National Air Traffic Service (NATs) has now grounded flights in and out of the UK until at least 1am tomorrow.  But with the source of the ash – a volcano 700 miles away in Iceland – still spewing smoke into the atmosphere, there are already fears the chaos could go on for days if not weeks.

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