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Flights resume at Heathrow and Gatwick following further ash disruption

Flights resume at Heathrow and Gatwick following further ash disruption

Heathrow and Gatwick airports partially reopened this morning (May 17th) after a new cloud of volcanic ash from Iceland brought overnight restrictions.

The UK’s busiest airports saw services operating from 07:00 after passengers experienced a night of numerous delays and cancellations, although restrictions remain in place in other parts of the country.

Air traffic control organisation Nats decided to implement a no-fly zone following consultations with the Met Office and the Department for Transport has said that disruptions across Britain are likely until tomorrow at least.

Robin Tudor, a spokesman from Liverpool John Lennon Airport, said there is however a difference between restrictions being lifted and flights operating to normal schedules.

"Just because the restriction is lifted doesn’t mean the flights are back on," he commented.

It is hoped that this new ash cloud will blow over fairly quickly, allowing services to return to normal sooner rather than later.

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