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Coaches Sent To Madrid

The UK Government has today announced that it will be sending 100 coaches to Madrid, to pick up Britons stranded there and to transfer them to Spanish ferry ports such as Santander.  Madrid has become a meeting point for British tourists from beyond Europe, as there are flights from beyond Europe to... Read more

NATS Maintain Restrictions

NATS have maintained the current restrictions - prohibiting flying over the UK with the exception of Scotland and the very north of England - until at least 01:00BST on Tuesday night/Wednesday morning. Read more

Ryanair Cancels Flights

Ryanair have announced the cancellation of all flights between the UK and Ireland until Friday: In addition, Ryanair has decided to cancel all of its flights between Ireland and the UK until 1300hrs on Friday 23rd April in order to use these UK and Irish based aircraft to operate extra flights fr... Read more

David Miliband advises Calais route

UK Foreign Secretary David Miliband has advised Britons stranded in Europe to head to Calais to catch a ferry back to England: Mr Miliband told GMTV: "This is an unprecedented situation, it is affecting the whole of northern Europe, so our priority is first, to make the most of the hole in the cl... Read more

Delayed in a manger: Six travel insurance tips for Christmas from the Nativity Story

Overcrowded hotels, unsuitable transportation, marauding soldiers, a pregnant backpacker going into labour; we might think that Christmas travel chaos is a relatively new phenomenon, but a brief analysis of the Nativity Story reveals that all the signs were there 2,000 years ago. Just as the three ... Read more

Northern England Flying Returns

The area of the UK whose airspace will be re-opened at 0700 BST on Tuesday does not just include Scotland and Northern Ireland but part of the north of England too.  NATS have declared on their website that the area north of a notional line between Blackpool and Teeside will also have its airspace o... Read more

Scottish Airspace To Reopen

Scottish airspace is due to reopen from 0700 BST on Tuesday, according to the air traffic control body NATS: In a statement, Nats added: "Assuming there are no further significant ash emissions, we are now looking at a continuously improving situation. "This is a dynamic and changing situation a... Read more

FCO Advice

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office has issued advice to British holiday-makers in Europe, in tune with Foreign Secretary David Miliband's comments on GMTV this morning: You should continue to make your way directly to Calais, other Channel ports and other northern European ports. In addition ... Read more

Argentina and Chile order evacuation of Copahue volcano

Residents living near Copahue were also evacuated last year after the volcano eruptedChile and Argentina have ordered the evacuation of some 3,000 people living near the Copahue volcano in the south of their shared border. The authorities in both countries issued a red alert - the highest possible -... Read more

Glasgow Airport To Close Again

After a morning of flights, Glasgow Airport is to close again at 13:00 because of the returning ash cloud: Following advice from NATS, the airspace around Glasgow Airport will close from 13:00 hrous today until further notice, as a result of the spreading cloud of volcanic ash. The airspace is c... Read more

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