Civil Aviation Authority has hinted that the volcanic ash cloud could affect air travel throughout summer. “Scientists are tracking the cloud’s movements constantly but its location changes frequently, depending on the strength of eruptions and prevailing winds. When the ash level exceeds that agreed as safe by the industry we have to restrict flights accordingly. This decision is not taken lightly,” explained CAA CEO Andrew Haines.
“Ash is likely to continue to disrupt UK air travel for the foreseeable future,” admitted Haines. Loganair and bmi have confirmed that all their regional flights will operate as usual today. “Although the situation could still be subject to change depending on the weather and levels of volcanic activity in Iceland, the medium term forecasts indicate that no disruption to flights is anticipated over the next few days,” said Loganair’s Commercial Director Jonathon Hinkles.