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Norwegian airspace partially reopened. Disruptions for a further 24 hours likely. Avinor, the airports authority, and the Norwegian Civil Aviation Authority have decided to open Norwegian air space for flights.Partial service There’ll be limited traffic between Trondheim airport, Værnes, and Stormarka, and their decision was taken on the basis of the latest meteorological data.

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Norwegian airspace partially reopened

Published on Friday, 16th April, 2010 at 10:44 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 16th April 2010 at 11:17.

Disruptions for a further 24 hours likely.

Upper Area Control Centre, Masstricht (illustration photo)
Upper Area Control Centre, Masstricht (illustration photo)
Photo: Courtesy EUROCONTROL


Avinor, the airports authority, and the Norwegian Civil Aviation Authority have decided to open Norwegian air space for flights.

Partial service

There’ll be limited traffic between Trondheim airport, Værnes, and Stormarka, and their decision was taken on the basis of the latest meteorological data.

Restrictions at Bodø control tower have been temporarily suspended meaning routes between Bodø and Trondheim are now operational.

Although the situation is being constantly assessed, Avinor say it’s likely airspace around Bodø, Lofoten, and Helgeland could remain open for 12 hours, whilst airspace in the region of Værnes will be probably be open for 6 hours.

Airspace in other areas of the country, including Oslo Gardermoen, Stavanger, and Bergen remains closed.

Further European disruption

Meanwhile the rest of Europe remains affected, with many airports still closed.

EUROCONTROL, the European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation, says airspace is affected around Ireland, the UK, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Estonia, the north of France including all Paris airports, parts of Germany including Düsseldorf, Cologne, Hamburg, Berlin and the airspace around Frankfurt, parts of Poland including Warsaw airport.

They expect only 120 out of 300 transatlantic flights to be arriving today, with only 11,000 of the usual 28,000 European arrivals.

The forecasters believe disruption is likely for at least another 24 hours, as the cloud of volcanic ash is continuing to move east and south-east.

Transport assistance

Many train routes are fully-packed as a result of grounded aircraft, and NSB says they’re doing their doing their best to cope with the with the extra passenger load.

Magnhild Meltveit Kleppa, the Transport and Communications Minister, urges the transport companies to help people get where they want to be.

“I hope both NSB, the bus, and transport companies will follow up. We have good reporting practices, and we are monitoring the situation closely,” she tells NRK.



Published on Friday, 16th April, 2010 at 10:44 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 16th April 2010 at 11:17.

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





  
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