Closure of UK airspace extended over volcanic ash cloud

Passengers flying from Southampton Airport are being advised to check with their airline over any flight disruption after the closure of Britain’s airspace has been extended.

The Civil Aviation Authority’s no-fly zone was extended at 1pm today, closing airports including Manchester, Liverpool, East Midlands and Prestwick due to a cloud of volcanic ash, the air traffic authority Nats said.

In a statement Southampton Airport said, “All of BAA’s airports are open. The volcanic ash cloud coming from Iceland continues to cause occasional problems and passengers are therefore advised to check their airline website for the latest travel information.”

Southern Daily Echo