bmi calls most recent sky closures ‘unnecessary’

bmi calls most recent sky closures ‘unnecessary’

bmi CEO Wolfgang Prock-Schauer has criticised the EU for closing Europe’s skies. In a statement released today he said “It is becoming increasingly obvious that the current rules implemented in the EU in predicting volcanic ash concentrations are not accurate enough and lead to unnecessary closure of airspace affecting the travelling public”. He added that the current theoretical model used in the EU was ‘inadequate’ due to its lack of testing. Prck-Schauer urged regulators to work more closely with the industry, which is “working through its representative industry bodies to keep disruptions for the travelling public to a minimum, commensurate with 100% safety.” Meanwhile the BBC has learnt that volcanic ash was found in two Ryanair planes at Belfast City Airport. The closure continues to disrupt European travel and the Met Office has warned the ash could return to the UK airspace this week.

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