NATS Update: Air traffic movements at 90 per cent following Icelandic volcanic ash cloud disruption

AIR traffic movements are nearing normal levels following the disruption caused by the Icelandic volcanic ash cloud. Yesterday (Wednesday), NATS - the UK s leading air navigation services provider - handled over 2,600 movements in UK airspace up to 6pm. T

AIR traffic movements are nearing normal levels following the disruption caused by the Icelandic volcanic ash cloud.

Yesterday (Wednesday), NATS - the UK's leading air navigation services provider - handled over 2,600 movements in UK airspace up to 6pm. This is about 80 per cent of normal traffic levels.

From 7am this morning, NATS has been dealing with a volume of traffic approaching 90 per cent.

Latest information indicates dense volcanic ash cloud still hangs over the far north of Scotland, and airspace at 20,000ft or below over the Orkneys, the Shetland Islands and north of Aberdeen is not open. Airports north of Inverness - Stornaway, Kirkwall, Wick and Sumburgh - are also affected.


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High-level oceanic traffic flying over this area is not expected to be affected.

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