(This article relates to the 2010 eruption at Eyjafjallajokull. For information on the May 2011 eruption at Grimsvotn, please check the IceNews homepage for regular updates) A German aeroplane is preparing to fly to Iceland; volcano picture and measuring equipment are on board which will help ash predictions. Meanwhile Icelandic aviation regulators have removed controls on airspace over Reykjavik and Keflavik airports tonight. Flights are once again able to arrive and depart normally.
Keflavik International Airport and domestic flights in and out of Reykjavik have been cancelled all day due to volcanic ash from south Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull glacier. Precise measurements of volcanic ash production will begin tomorrow with the arrival of a specially equipped German research aircraft.
All domestic and international airports in Iceland are now open with no special restrictions.
Photographer: Anders Peter Amsnæs / www.imagix.dk