KLM cancels flights to Scotland

24th May 2011, Comments 0 comments

Dutch airline KLM has cancelled flights on Tuesday morning from Amsterdam to North England and Scotland due to an ash cloud caused by volcanic eruptions in Iceland.

A spokesperson said all flights to these destinations until 11 o’clock have been cancelled. The decision is based on recommendations by the Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre and KLM’s own findings. Six early morning flights to Aberdeen, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Newcastle are affected.

The spokesperson says there is no reason to believe that more flights will be cancelled, but KLM is continually monitoring the situation.

New agreements were made by European Union countries last year after Icelandic volcanic eruptions grounded European flights for over a month. Now it is airlines themselves which determine whether or not to fly. Areas where concentrations of ash are high can be ‘closed’.

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