Macedonian airspace stays open despite volcanic ash alarm

09:38, April 19, 2010      

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Macedonia's civil aviation agency said on Sunday that it is not planning to close the country's airspace and airports in spite of volcanic ash alarm.

The agency said that the cloud of the Icelandic volcanic ash is not expected to enter the airspace of the tiny western Balkan country by Monday, news reaching here from Skopje said.

Regular flights are being carried out at the moment. But all inbound flights except the flight from Istanbul to the Skopje airport were canceled on Sunday.

Currently in Europe, only the airspace in Macedonia, Albania, Turkey, Greece, Cyprus, Malta, south Spain and south Italy is staying open.

A large part of European airspace remained shut down for the fourth day Sunday and the Icelandic volcano showed no signs of stopping spewing ash into the air.

Source: Xinhua


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