Warning over fresh ash disruption

Warning over fresh ash disruption
# 04 May 2010 20:13 (UTC +04:00)
Baku-APA. Ash from the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajokull could cause further disruption to Scottish airports, weather forecasters have warned, APA reports citing BBC News.
Flights over remote parts of Scotland resumed on Tuesday afternoon following earlier disruption.
But airlines have been told that the ash plume could reach Scottish airspace again overnight.
This could lead to further delays or cancellations of flights to and from the country, they said.
A spokesman for the easyJet airline confirmed: "The Met Office has advised airlines that the ash plume may reach Scottish airspace overnight.
"As a result, this may cause disruption to flights to and from Scotland."
All passengers were advised to check with their airlines before travelling to airports.
’Carefully monitored’
The Scottish government has reactivated the emergency response committee which was established in the wake of the flight chaos caused by the ash cloud last month, which left thousands of Scots stranded abroad.
Finance Secretary John Swinney said the situation remained "unpredictable and has the potential to cause further disruption".
He said: "Scottish government officials are continuing to liaise closely with the Met Office, National Air Traffic Service and other key agencies to ensure that further spread of volcanic ash clouds is carefully monitored and we remain ready to respond as quickly as possible."
Flights to and from the west coast islands of Tiree, Islay, Barra and Benbecula, and Campbeltown on the Kintyre peninsula, were affected by the ash on Monday evening and Tuesday morning.
The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said the amount of ash in the atmosphere had declined by Tuesday afternoon to levels where engine manufacturers agreed flight operations were safe, allowing the airspace to be reopened.
Parts of Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland airspace were also closed by the Eyjafjallajokull volcano on Tuesday.
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