Day 7 of flight disruption from the Icelandic Volcanic eruption sees an massive improvement in restrrictions with more than 75% of flights expected to operate.
Update from NATS 20/04/2010 CET 10:45 Overnight most of the UKs airspace has been available with the exception of an area over the north west of Scotland which has continued to be affected by a dense concentration of volcanic ash. We continue to work with the latest information and guidance from our safety regulator, the CAA, the Met Office and the Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre on the predicted movements of the area of dense volcanic ash. Based on the latest information, we anticipate that this area will continue to centre on the north west of Scotland and may extend further south into Scottish airspace during today. Between the period of 0100 0700 on 21 April NATS handled 130 flights in airspace over England and Wales and 35 flights in Scottish airspace (including Northern Ireland). We are in regular contact with the UK airports and airline operators to understand the latest information on flights entering UK airspace and our operation is ready to respond to an increase in demand. Passengers should contact their airlines to find out how the current situation will affect their travel plans. We anticipate being able to provide a further update late this afternoon. Update from Eurocontrol CFMU 12:00 CET Newly Opened Airspace . LFRR Brest - Open, see Notam 2354/10 EDMM Munich - Open, see Notam A1380/10 EDGG - Open, see Notam A1381/10 EDWW- Open, see Notam A1379/10 Open airspace EF - Finland - Open, except A/D EFHK, EFTU. EFMA closed btw 1200z-1800z LFEE Reims - Open LFFF Paris - Open EG London - open, see AIM and notams EG Scottish - most sectors open see notams, HBN and MOR sectors open above FL210 for flights below FL210 in HBN and MOR please contact London FMP EIDW open EISN open EH open EP open, see Notam A2377/10 EK open, please check relevant Notams for A/D of DEP/ARR . Airspace remaining unavailable: (Aerodromes geographically located within these airspaces if closed will be unavailable): ESMM -airspace open above FL205. MALMO ESMS is open some sectors around ESMS are closed below FL205 until 21-1200z, FMP +46406132701 ESOS most sectors closed below FL205 until 21-1400z om Eurocontrol CFMU 20/04/2010 CET 17:10