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Ash cloud cuts Southern Norway off. Only partial air ambulance service in North The airports authority Avinor says all airspace south of Kristiansund Kvernberget airport in Vest-Agder is closed today, meaning continued chaos and inconvenience for passengers. Whilst air traffic from Trondheim and northwards is unaffected, the latest prognosis from the UK Met Office’s Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre (VAAC) issued at 08:00 local time shows Øst-Finnmark is covered by the volcanic ash cloud again.

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Ash cloud cuts Southern Norway off

Published on Sunday, 18th April, 2010 at 13:51 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 18th April 2010 at 20:28.

Only partial air ambulance service in North

Volcanic Ash Plume Time 1900
Volcanic Ash Plume Time 1900
Photo: Courtesy of the UK Met Office


The airports authority Avinor says all airspace south of Kristiansund Kvernberget airport in Vest-Agder is closed today, meaning continued chaos and inconvenience for passengers.

Whilst air traffic from Trondheim and northwards is unaffected, the latest prognosis from the UK Met Office’s Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre (VAAC) issued at 08:00 local time shows Øst-Finnmark is covered by the volcanic ash cloud again.

Though the airspace up Svalbard is clear, Kirkenes, Vadsø, Vardø, and Båtsfjord airports are closed.

Not all commercial routes will be flown, however, with ambulance helicopter traffic being given priority.

The prognosis also shows the ash cloud will move southwards during the course of today. Vestlandet down to Stavanger will be clear towards midnight, whilst Østlandet will be covered until 00:00.

Avinor say they are continuously evaluation the situation. Their next update is expected later on today.

Meanwhile, the UK National Air Traffic Service (NATS) says airspace restrictions currently in force in there are expected to continue until at least 01:00 tomorrow morning.



Published on Sunday, 18th April, 2010 at 13:51 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 18th April 2010 at 20:28.

This post has the following tags: iceland, volcano, eruption, air, traffic, norway, avinor, civil, aviation, authority.





  
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