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List of Airport Closures and Disruptions - Updated List April 17
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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Planes have remained grounded across much of Britain and northern Europe although some routes are beginning to reopen while others are closing.
- 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 has extended its closure until Saturday April 17 at 8am.
- Schipol Airport in Amsterdam is predicting that their airspace will not be open until at least Saturday April 17 at 6am. They do not know when air traffic will be resumed.
- Oslo Airport is expecting to remain closed for the rest of April 16 and April 17 at this point.
- Swedavia Airports are reporting no change in conditions and while some airports may have limited northbound traffic they are expecting that their airports will remain closed for most of the weekend.
- Helsinki Airport is closed until further notice but they will update the situation on Saturday April 17.
- Brussels Airport will be closed until Saturday April 17 10am but they will assess the situation at that time as well.
- London Airports have canceled all flights until at least Saturday April 17 at 7am. Birtish Airways however has canceled all fights to and from London Airports for the whole day on Saturday April 17.
- NATS has released information stating that all Scottish airports have been reopened as the ash cloud has passed.
- Vienna's Airport has begun closing its airspace and it will be closed at 6:45pm Friday April 16.
- Linz Airport has also closed at this time.
- Sofia Airport has canceled all flights to western Europe but they are operating some flights.
- Cairo Airport is open but some flights to Europe are canceled.
- Tallinn Airport in Estonia is closed until Saturday April 17 at 3am.
- Charles De Gaulle in Paris is closed until further notice.
- The following airports in Germany are closed: Hamburg, Bremen, Hanover, Muenster, Duesseldorf, Cologne, Frankfurt, Saarbruecken, Berlin, Leipzig, Erfurt and Dresden, however flights are landing in Stuttgart and Munich.
- Athens' Airport is not closed but certain flights to Europe are canceled.
- Budapest's Airport is not closed yet, but is expected to close at 5pm on Friday April 16 for about 24 hours.
- Leonardo da Vinci Airport in Rome is not closed but some flights to Europe have been canceled.
- Riga Airport in Latvia is closed until at least Saturday April 17 at 6am.
- Kaliningrad Airport in Russia is closed until at least 5pm on Friday April 16 but airspace is open.
- Warsaw's Airport in Poland is closed and the airspace is closed except for the airport in Rzeszow.
- Zurich's Airport is expected to close at midnight on April 16 and remain closed until at least 9am April 17.
These conditions may change at any time, so always keep in touch with your airline before heading to the airport.
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