Volcaninc ash shuts UK airports

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London, May 17: Heathrow airport of London closed, early Monday, May 17 morning as Iceland's fresh volcanic ash disrupted the air schedules again. Northern Ireland and Scotland have been declared no-fly zone.

The aviation authority, Britain's National Air Traffic Service, has informed that Heathrow airport will be closed till Tuesday.

The volcanic ash cloud continues to disrupt the flight schedules at Gatwick, Stansted and London City airports.

Netherland's two main airports in Amsterdam and Rotterdam will also be closed for eight hours the minimum from 6 am on Monday May 17, reports Dutch State Television. It will halt most air traffic in and out of the country. All airports in Northern Ireland will also remain shut. Dublin's International airport was closed on early Sunday, May 16.

The television reports also say that the other Dutch airports would not be affected by the ash.

The authorities have informed the media that they are currently thinking about the diversion plans for all the affected flights to Amsterdam. The airports across Ireland and Britain were almost closed on Sunday, May 16 due to the drifting ash.

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