NATS update: All UK airports closed until 1am tomorrow (Tuesday) due to Icelandic volcanic ash cloud

THE current restrictions across UK controlled airspace due to the volcanic ash cloud will remain in place until at least 1am tomorrow (Tuesday). The announcement was made by NATS - The UK s leading air navigation services provider - this morning

THE current restrictions across UK controlled airspace due to the volcanic ash cloud will remain in place until at least 1am tomorrow (Tuesday).

The announcement was made by NATS - The UK's leading air navigation services provider - at 8.30am this morning (Monday).

Anyone hoping to fly should contact their airline before travelling to the airport.

In a statement issued by NATS, it said: "Conditions around the movement of the layers of the volcanic ash cloud over the UK remain dynamic.


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"NATS is maintaining close dialogue with the Met Office and with the UK's safety regulator, the CAA, in respect of the international civil aviation policy we follow in applying restrictions to use of airspace. We are currently awaiting CAA guidance.

"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."

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The Comet will provide a further online update shortly after 3pm today (Monday).

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