Restrictions on flights in Britain extended again due to Iceland volcano ash

08:51, April 19, 2010      

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Restrictions on flights in and out of Britain due to the threat posed to planes by the volcanic ash cloud from Iceland were extended into Monday morning.

In a statement issued on Sunday, National Air Traffic Service (NATS),the air traffic control agency in UK, said no flights would be allowed in or out of UK airspace until at least 0700 BST on Monday.

"Conditions around the movement of the layers of the volcanic ash cloud over the UK remain dynamic," as the statement from Nats said.

"We are working closely with government, airports and airlines, and airframe and aero engine manufacturers to get a better understanding of the effects of the ash cloud and to seek solutions," it added.

The cloud from an Icelandic volcano has prevented many flights from entering or leaving Britain since noon on Thursday -- at a huge cost to the industry.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:张茜)

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