This was the first time in about two decades that an ash cloud was expected to cross the continent.
Stiff winds blew ash from a Chilean volcano Tuesday in a widening arc across Argentina to the capital, grounding most air travel to and from the country.
Britain`s Met Office has predicted the plume of ash would soon cover parts of the UK.
Ash from Grimsvoetn volcano could reach the airspace over mainland Europe later in the week.
Experts see little chance of repeat of last year`s 6-day closure of airspace.
The artist is selling souvenirs of ash to raise money for volcano victims.
Applause, cheers and whoops of joy rang out from Asia to New York to Paris on Tuesday as airplanes gradually took to the skies after five days of being grounded by the drifting volcanic ash that has crippled European air travel.
Scottish health authorities warned people Thursday to beware of possible health problems from ash falling to the ground over N. Britain following a volcano eruption in Iceland.
Day in Pics: 29th August
August 29, 2014
Famous Ganesh Pandals in Mumbai