Latest volcano and Iceland air travel update

icelandair-little3(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) Volcanic activity at South Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull volcano and the production of ash have been steady over the last few days and the lava stream continues to flow to the north. Geologists and meteorologists say that although activity is much lower now than at the peak, there is no sign the eruption is coming to an end.

The TF-SIF coastguard plane flew over the volcano yesterday but the lava was not visible through the cloud. Radar showed, however that the vent is some 200 metres wide and 150 metres tall, Visir.is reports.

No activity has been recorded near the Katla volcano.

The airlines Icelandair and Iceland Express have made changes to their schedules today due to the recent closure of Keflavik International Airport and due to a possible re-closure of the airport later today.

Iceland Express has moved its 07.00 flights to Copenhagen and London to 05.30 this morning.

Icelandair has moved its 17.10 Orlando flight to 09.00 and its 12.00 Glasgow flight will also depart Keflavik at 09.00.

All other flight schedules remain unchanged as Keflavik airspace may well remain open as normal.

Passengers are requested to regularly check their airline’s website: www.icelandair.com and www.icelandexpress.com as timetables may change at short notice. Also www.kefairport.com.

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