Halt of air traffic due to Icelandic ash clouds touches East Africa


The halt of air traffic in the UK, Scandinavia, and much of western and eastern Europe due to the volcanic ash from Iceland has promptly caused a fallout for East African travelers as well. Flights in and out of Europe from the main hubs in East Africa like Nairobi, Entebbe, Dar es Salaam, and Addis Ababa were also affected, as either no aircraft arrived from Europe or no aircraft left for Europe to avoid the dangers posed by the ash clouds now covering much of the European skies.

The situation also left large quantities of flowers, vegetables, fruits, and chilled fish fillets in cold storage in East Africa, as cargo charters were immediately affected as well.

Airlines and agents promptly advised intending travelers from Entebbe to Europe to check with them before leaving for the airport to avoid disappointment and to keep monitoring the news broadcasts from Sky News, the BBC, or CNN about regular updates as to when flights would resume into the UK and other affected airports.