Irish Airspace and Flights Canceled May 4 Due to Volcanic Ash
Flights In and Out of Ireland Have Been Canceled the Morning of Tuesday May 4 Due to Volcanic Ash Cloud
The Volcanic ash cloud from Iceland is still affecting flights it seems as the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) has just released information that states on Tuesday May 4 some Irish Airports may have been forced to cancel some flights in the morning and issue a 'no fly zone'.
All flights from 7am to 1pm local time have been canceled, and this affects the following airports in both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Dublin, Shannon, Cork, Kerry, Galway, Sligo, Ireland West and Donegal.
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Flights flying over Ireland will not be affected; at this time it is only flights landing or taking off from those airports that have been canceled.
The volcanic ash cloud is drifting south and it could even affect Scottish airspace if the ash cloud does not move enough.
Travellers are being asked to contact their airline before going to the airport if they are travelling in or out of Ireland.
Eamon Brennan, an Irish Aviation Authority chief executive told BBC News that:
"The latest information we have is that some of the denser volcanic ash, that's the no-fly zone, is over the Donegal area and we are concerned about the north-easterly winds moving this down over the rest of the country,"
This has affected over 200 flights.