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Ash cloud affecting Scottish flights today

Flights to the Hebrides from Glasgow have been disrupted today (May 7th) following advice from the Civil Aviation Authority.

Flights to the Hebrides from Glasgow have been disrupted today (May 7th) following advice from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).

An ash cloud drifting south from the volcanic eruption in southern Iceland has resulted in new restrictions between Scotland’s largest city and destinations in the north of the country, the BBC reports.

Loganair flights to Benbecula and Stornoway from Glasgow have been cancelled, while there are delays on services from Barra to the city and Glasgow to Tiree.

However, services are expected to resume this afternoon, despite the CAA warning that the situation is changeable.

Jonathan Hinkles, Loganair’s commercial director, told the news provider that he is confident of operating "a normal schedule" later on today.

"The Civil Aviation Authority has now released details of the no-fly zone for this afternoon and there are no airspace closures which affect Loganair’s operations from 13:00 BST onwards," he commented.

Meanwhile, the Irish Aviation Authority warned today that the volcanic ash cloud could cause further disruption at the country’s airports.

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