London's Heathrow closed in new ash shutdowns: officials

17th May 2010, Comments 0 comments

London's Heathrow airport will be among more airports closed for six hours from 0000 GMT Monday as ash from an Icelandic volcano drifts further south, said the National Air Traffic Services.

"The high density ash cloud continues to move further south in the early hours of" Monday, said a statement from NATS, which manages British airspace.

"For the period 1:00 am (0000 GMT) until 7:00am (0600 GMT) Monday, airports inside the no-fly zone as imposed by the CAA (Civil Aviation Authority, aviation regulator), include; London Heathrow, Gatwick," said NATS.

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