UK activates a new flying zone

Posted By: Devaki
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London, May 19: Britains air traffic control has created a new flying zone with Irish officials and aviation companies in order to limit the disturbances caused by Iceland volcano ash.

The new flying zone called 'Time Limited Zone' was activated over UK and Irish airspace from midday on Tuesday, May 18. It will enable the airlines to fly through the areas of medium ash density, which were previously off-limits.

The decision was taken after the main airports were shut down on Monday, May 17 as prevailing winds pushed a cloud of volcanic ash from Iceland across parts of the region.

Europe's busiest airports including Heathrow were closed for several hours, as the ash could destruct aircrafts and jet engines.

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