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Latest Volcano Ash Cloud Travel News

Latest Volcano Ash Cloud Travel News

Last Updated: 09:20 18th May 2010

volcano.JPGRestrictions on UK airspace have been eased, thanks to new measures from the Civil Aviation Authority.

Aircraft can now safely fly through ‘medium density’ ash following the introduction of a new zone that defines the concentration of the ash cloud.

As a result of this change, there are no predicted restrictions on UK airspace in the immediate future.

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Current Situation

Live airport departure/arrival information
Airline help pages
Ferry Travel
Eurostar and Trains
Car hire
Hotels and accommodation for stranded passengers
Private UK airfields
Helpful links

Current Situation

There are no predicted restrictions on UK airspace in the immediate future.

See NATS for updates.

Live airport departure and arrival information

See live departure and arrival information for all airports across the world. Select airport then click on Departures/Arrival tab.

Get live airport departure and arrival information

Airlines help pages

Check these airlines’ websites for more information regarding the latest flight plans

Airline Where They Fly Links to help pages
Aer Arann Flies primarily between the UK & Ireland get info here
Aer Lingus Flies primarily between the UK & Ireland & EU & US get info here
Aeroflot Flies primarily between LDN & Russia
Air Canada Comprehensive Global Schedule get info here
Air France Comprehensive Global Schedule get info here
Air Harrods VIP Helicopter Charter Company
Air India
Air Malta Flies primarily between Malta & EU countries get info here
Air Southwest Flies mostly within the UK & Channel Islands get info here
Air Transat Flies mostly between the UK & Canada, some EU & North & South American connections get info here
American Airlines Comprehensive Global Schedule
Atlantic Airways Flies mostly Northern Europe & Faroe Islands, some US connections get info here
Aurigny Air Services Flies between UK & Channel Islands get info here
Austrian Airlines Flies throughout EU – Some connections to Russia & Middle East get info here
Blue Islands Flies Between Channel Islands UK South Coast & Switzerland get info here
BMI Flies mostly between UK, North Africa, Middle East & Europe get info here
BMI Baby Flies mostly between the UK & EU get info here
Bond Offshore Helicopters Private Helicopter charter, based in Aberdeen
Bookajet Private jet charter
British Airways Comprehensive Global Schedule get info here
British International Helicopters Flies between Isles of Scilly & Cornwall get info here
Brussels Airlines Reasonably comprehensive Global schedule get info here
Castle Air Private Helicopter charter, based in Cornwall
Cathay Pacific Comprehensive Global Schedule get info here
City Airline Swedish-based, flies throughout Europe (To Manchester & Birmingham in the UK) get info here
Continental Airlines Comprehensive Global Schedule get info here
CSA Czech Airlines Flies mostly Europe & UK, some worldwide destinations get info here
Cypress airways Flies mostly between the UK & Europe get info here
Delta airlines Comprehensive Global Schedule get info here
Eastern Airways based at Humberside Airport, England. It operates scheduled domestic services and private charters get info here
Easyjet Flies mostly UK & Europe get info here
El AL Flies UK, Europe & US get info here
Emirates Comprehensive Global Schedule get info here
Finnair flies to Europe, UK & Asia get info here
Flybe flies to UK & Europe get info here
Germanwings flies mainly Europe & UK get info here
Helvetic Airways flies mainly Europe get info here
Iberia Comprehensive Global Schedule get info here
Japan airlines Flies Asia, Europe, UK & US get info here
Jet2 Flies UK, Europe & North Africa get info here
Kenya Airways flies Africa, Europe & UK get info here
KLM Comprehensive Global Schedule get info here
Lufthansa Comprehensive Global Schedule get info here
Lydd Air flies UK & France get info here
Manx2 Flies UK get info here
Monarch Airlines Flies UK & Europe get info here
Pakistan International Airlines Flies Asia, Europe, UK & US get info here
Ryanair Flies UK & Europe get info here
SAS Flies Europe & UK get info here
ScotAirways Flies UK get info here
South African Airways Comprehensive Global Schedule get info here
Spanair Flies Europe & UK get info here
Thai Airways Comprehensive Global Schedule get info here
Thomas Cook Airlines Comprehensive Global Schedule get info here
Thomson Airways Comprehensive Global Schedule get info here
United airlines Comprehensive Global Schedule get info here
Virgin Atlantic Comprehensive Global Schedule get info here
Wizzair Flies Europe & UK get info here

Ferry Travel

Due to massive demand for ferries between the UK and European mainland, space is very limited and passengers should contact the ferry services before attempting to travel.

PO Ferries
StenaLine

DFDS Seaway
Ferry Cheap

Eurostar and other train travel

There is also huge demand for train and Eurostar travel, so again, passengers should contact the train company before attempting to travel.

Eurostar have added extra trains to their schedule for Monday 19th and Tuesday 20th to cope with extra demand.

Search for Eurostar and other trains

SNCF – Train travel in France

Car Hire

Driving to your destination may be viable option.

Find cheap car hire

Private UK airfields

Some small airfields are still operating and may be able to arrange transport between the UK and Europe in light aircraft including:

LyddAir – operates out of Kent

Stranded and need emergency accommodation?

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Helpful links for ash cloud news and travel updates

BAA – status on all BAA operated airports
NATS – National Air Traffic Service
FCO – help and advice for British Nationals stranded overseas
Met Office volcano advice
CAA – UK civil aviation authority advice

The Foreign Office has launched a special advice line for callers in the UK who were concerned about the well-being of relatives stranded overseas. The number is 020 7008 0000

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