Flights into and out of the northern Australian city of Darwin were cancelled Saturday and some to Bali affected due to huge ash clouds thrown up by an Indonesian volcano.
It is believed that more than 80% of the earth’s surface is volcanic in origin.
Scientists have revealed that a `hiatus` in global warming- partly caused by natural climate variations this century - is not likely to last.
Australian carriers Qantas and Jetstar have cancelled a range of South Island flights.
A vast cloud of ash spewing from a Chilean volcano disrupted air travel across much of South America, as heavy rains around the eruption site prompted fears of mudslides.
The spread of dense ash from the erupting Iceland volcano could force the cancellation of up to 500 commercial flights in Northern Ireland, Scotland and parts of Scandinavia, the European air traffic agency said Tuesday.
Grimsvoetn volcano began erupting late Saturday.
Volcanic ash from Iceland grounded 1,000 flights in parts of northern Europe.
Volcanic ash from Iceland caused widespread disruption at airports in parts of Europe today, delaying or grounding hundreds of flights.
A drifting, dense cloud of volcanic ash is encroaching on British airspace.
Parts of British airspace may have to close from Sunday due to volcanic ash from Iceland.
Iceland`s main airport will close from 1230 IST today until end of the day due to volcanic ash cloud.
New procedures would drastically shrink the no-fly zone around volcanic ash particles.
Irish airports had to shut due to threat to plane engines from an ash cloud hovering over Atlantic.
Twenty Spanish airports in the northern part of the Iberian peninsula were closed Saturday due to the cloud of ash.
Most flights between Europe and N America will be delayed on Saturday due to volcanic ash.
Europe`s airspace was open normally again on Tuesday, after flights were grounded in Ireland earlier in the day due to return of ash from an Icelandic volcano.
The airspace over Europe is almost completely free of any remnants of the volcanic ash cloud that caused massive flight disruptions over the past week, the European air traffic agency said on Friday.
Aviation authorities say they have closed the airspace over parts of Norway and Sweden as shifting winds send a new cloud of volcanic ash over Scandinavia.
A Thomas Cook flight from Manchester, UK, to Corfu, Greece, was dramatically aborted on Wednesday, after the pilot smelt volcanic ash and reported an engine fault.
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