Iceland Volcano Travel: List of Airport Closures Updated April 17
Eyjafjallajokull Volcano in Iceland Continues to Ground Planes and Cause Travel Disruptions Across Europe
List of Airport Closures and Disruptions
As always, if you are scheduled on a flight or are expected to travel in the next few days contact your airline directly for specific information on your flight and to reschedule your travel plans if necessary.
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The volcanic ash cloud has not broken up, but it is moving further south and east at this time. This means that some aiports will be opening up and airspace will be clearing while others will be closing and airspace will still be congested.
- Keflavik Airport in Iceland is not closed and flights are operating in and out of Iceland to North America. However, most flights from Iceland to Europe have been canceled.
- Copenhagen Airport will be closed until April 18 at 2pm; they will update the situation on Sunday morning.
- Schipol Airport in Amsterdam is closed until further notice and they have not given a time frame.
- Oslo Airport is closed for at least the entire day of Saturday April 17.
- Swedavia Airports is forecasting that no flights will be able to be scheduled for Saturday April 17 and Sunday April 18 at the very least.
- Helsinki Airport is closed and no air traffic is allowed to fly at this time. They have no time frame for when the airport will reopen.
- Brussels Airport is closed until at least Sunday April 18 at 8am when they will update the situation.
- Flights to and from all London Airports are suspended until Sunday April 18 at 1pm when they will update all passengers.
- NATS has stated that some flights in and out of Scotland, Northern Ireland and in England to the north of Leeds will be able to operate domestically until about 7pm Saturday April 17. However, contact your airline to find out if one of these flights could be your flight before going to the airport.
- Vienna's Airport is closed until at least Sunday April 18 at 2am.
- Sofia Airport has canceled some flights by specific airlines, so check their website to see if yours is on the list.
- Cairo's Airport is open but some flights to Europe are canceled.
- Tallinn Airport in Estonia is closed until Sunday April 18 at 3pm.
- Charles de Gaulle in Paris is closed until further notice.
- Germany's airports are all closed until further notice according to MSNBC. Berlin's Airport has stated that all north German airspace will be closed until Sunday April 18 at 8am.
- Athen's Airport is not closed but most of the flights to upper Europe are canceled.
- Budapest's Airport has canceled all of their flights at this time.
- Leonardo da Vinci Airport in Rome is not closed, but many flights to northern Europe are canceled and Alitalia has canceled flights to London, Paris, Amsterdam and Brussels.
- Riga Airport in Latvia is not closed, but most flights have been canceled or severly delayed.
- Kaliningrad Airport in Russia is not closed and Russian airspace is open but that situation may change at any time as the volcanic ash cloud moves according to MSNBC.
- Poland's airports are all closed, except for the airport in the city of Rzeszow according to MSNBC.
- Zurich's Airport is mostly closed except for a few select flights until Sunday April 18 at 2pm.
- Kiev Borispol Airport in the Ukraine is open