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EUROCONTROL: Update on European air traffic

13-May-2010 10:01 AM

EUROCONTROL forecast normal traffic across Europe on 12-May-2010. On 11-May-2010 there were 27,807 flights within the EUROCONTROL CFMU area, approximately 500 below normal levels.

The areas of high ash concentration at high altitude which had caused major difficulties in recent days over the Atlantic and the Iberian Peninsula dispersed overnight. Areas of high ash concentration at lower altitudes are still causing some difficulties for trans-Atlantic flights. They are also affecting Madeira and the Azores. Areas of high ash concentration at lower altitudes, which could result in airport closures, are found in the Mediterranean between the Spanish mainland and the Balearic Islands, and are moving north east. Presently, all airports are available, with the Balearic Islands airports operating at reduced capacity.  [more]