Airbus released (26-May-2010) details of a report by Oxford Economics on the economic impact of air travel restrictions due to volcanic ash. Between 15-Apr-2010 and 21-Apr-2010, shutdowns amounted to USD4.7 billion in direct effects to global GDP.
- Europe: USD2,632 million in GDP;
- Americas: USD957 million in GDP;
- Middle East/Africa: USD591 million in GDP;
- Asia: USD517 million in GDP. [more]