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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

Airspace Reopens

Good news from NATS last night - UK airspace has re-opened: We are delighted to report that most restrictions on UK airspace began to be lifted at 2134 (local time) this evening, following new guidance from the UK’s safety regulator, the Civil Aviation Authority on restrictions to UK airspace as ... Read more

UK flights face disruption after London airspace closes

Flight delays are predicted this evening. A computer failure at the UK's air traffic control centre means that all flights have been grounded and passengers are facing widespread disruption.While most travel insurance policies include cover for Travel Delay, the cover is normally only provided wher... 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

Some flights resume

Parts of European airspace re-opened this morning and the first new flights started to take off: Planes have been departing from Paris, Madrid, Amsterdam and Frankfurt - though many flights are cancelled. There are hopes that many routes within Europe will be able to resume operations on Tuesday... 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 curr... Read more

FCO Advice Updated

In the light of Tuesday evening's re-opening of airspace, the FCO has updated its advice for travellers: All travellers, wherever they are in the world, should contact their airlines and travel providers to find out the latest travel plans. Airlines have confirmed that due to flight restrictions be... Read more

Adonis: Airports could open Tuesday

Transport Secretary Lord Adonis has suggested that UK airports might re-open on Tuesday: Transport Secretary Lord Adonis said Met Office reports of a "dramatic reduction in volcanic activity on Monday morning" meant it might be possible to open airspace on Tuesday if the reduction was sustained. ... 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

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

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