Iceland Ash Cloud No. 2
In April last year, an extensive amount of European airspace was closed for almost a month as an ash cloud slowly drifted from it’s starting point in Iceland. Now, another Icelandic volcano has erupted sending another ash cloud into the sky.
Shutting down European airspace last year caused chaos for those trapped in foreign climes and for those businesses involved in the airline industry, costing them billions in revenue.
The new plume is predicted to head towards the UK overnight and President Obama has flown into the UK early from his trip in Ireland, as a precaution against the possibility of the cloud stopping flights tomorrow. Some flights have already been cancelled from Scotland.
Much has improved since last year however, with new procedures, tests, guidelines and communications with the airlines in place. Many people felt that there was a serious over-reaction to last years ash cloud.