Volcanic eruption disrupts Obama's visit to Iceland

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Brussels, May 24: Around 252 flights were cancelled on Tuesday morning, May 24, due to volcanic ash clouds that covered Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Due to the eruption of the Grimsvoetn volcano in Iceland, the ash cloud might continue southwards to France and Spain as told by Brian Flynn, head of operations at the Brussels-based Eurocontrol.

He added, "the cloud will cover southern parts of Scandinavia, Denmark and northern parts of Germany possibly." Safety concerns forced US President Barack Obama to shorten his visit to Ireland, raising fears of a repeat of last year's huge travel disruptions in Europe.

The biggest shutdown of airspace in the post-war era left many airlines deeply unhappy over halting flights.

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