Sri Lankan flights to Europe normal despite fear of volcanic ash

08:01, May 25, 2011      

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National carrier Srilankan Airlines said here Tuesday that flights bound for European destinations will be operated as scheduled.

"All flights to Europe will depart as scheduled with a contingency plan to fly to alternate airports in case Iceland's volcanic ash clouds spread further into Europe," the airlines said in a statement.

It has been reported that another ash cloud from an Icelandic volcano is disrupting airspace over Europe. On Monday the Iceland airspace was the only area affected. The cloud had moved causing serious disruption to flights into and out of Scotland. It is expected that flights to rest of the United Kingdom's areas may be affected in the next few days.

SriLankan Airlines advises passengers to European destinations to contact the airlines six hours before departure.

Source: Xinhua
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