Volcanic ash hits Scotland and Ireland air travel

Posted By: Samyuktha
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London, May 5: The Iceland volcanic ash has yet again grounded flights in the Scotland and Ireland.

With the volcanic ash level rising over parts of Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, the aviation industry of the region have decided to shut operation for 12 hours.

Airspace over Scotland and Northern Ireland will be closed from 7am on Wednesday, MAy 5 due to volcanic ash, the Civil Aviation Authority said.

The ash clouds are expected to drift towards Britain over the next week. If this happens, then Britain's flight operations will yet again take a hit.

In Apr 2010, the ash clouds had brought air travel operations to a stand still for over  week. It has not only left thousands of passengers stranded but also led to the aviation industry incurring heavy losses.

International Air Transport Association (IATA) estimated a loss of 1.7 billion dollars incurred by the industry due to the volcanic ash.

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