In the British Isles air traffic has been affected by the ash cloud of the Icelandic volcano Grímsvötn. KLM airline suspended 16 flights scheduled for this morning from or bound for Aberdeen, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Newcastle. British Airways does not operate any flights between London and Scotland until this afternoon. EasyJet, Flybe, Aer Lingus, Loganair and Eastern Airways also canceled flights in the island.
Part of European airspace will be closed this Monday due to the volcanic plume. London partially reopened its airspace and there are restrictions for other cities
A total of 101 flights were canceled yesterday in the Andalusian airports Jerez de la Frontera, Malaga, Granada and Almeria, due to the cloud of ash from the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjalla, which forced to close the airports of Jerez and Seville from 6:00 am yesterday and then at 17:30 pm, forced the closing of Malaga and Granada airports.
North Tenerife, South Tenerife, La Palma, Gomera, Jerez, Seville and Badajoz have suspended their activity during the morning. Madrid Barajas, Seville and Barcelona expect a reduction of 25% in the operations scheduled for today.
Malaga Airport Update: Normality returns to airports but the cloud will sweep the peninsula again today
Spanish airports have been recovering to normal throughout the morning but authorities are still watching closely the sky and the wind. According to the forecasts from the Control Center of Volcanic Ash in London, today the ash cloud will cross the peninsula from north to south, but for now, Eurocontrol forecasts indicate that the mass of volcanic emissions will only affect airports in northern Spain.
Absolute regularity returns to Malaga airport just a week after an Icelandic volcano erupted a cloud of ash that covered most of Europe's skies, paralyzing air travel halfway around the world and closing dozens of airports around the continent.