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No more ashes… for now

no more ashes over Europe

In mid-April I briefly talked about the volcano eruption in Iceland which blocked air traffic not only in Germany but all over Europe for almost a week.

After the volcano produced more ashes over the past few weeks, resulting in more airport closures in Britain and Southern Europe, it has now been announced that the volcano has stopped spewing ashes for the time being. It merely ejects more steam which is not dangerous for airplanes and makes European air traffic ash-free once again.

Geophysicist Magnus Gudmundsson of Iceland University explained that it will, however, take at least a year to determine whether the volcano has really stopped for good.

The result of the volcano eruption: more than 100,000 cancelled flights and a combined number of 8 million passengers who were stuck at airports, some for several days.

If you plan to fly in or to Europe… go!!


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