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More airlines resume flying despite volcanic ash cloud

More airlines are preparing to resume flying despite forecasts the volcanic ash cloud hovering in New Zealand skies could stick around for another few days.

WTTC yearly summit: how important is thee?

The World Travel & Tourism Summit’s (WTTC) yearly Global Travel & Tourism Summit, by pure coincidence, has become the ideal platform to discuss global travel and tourism’s most important subject o

Volcanic eruption in Iceland seems to be over

ICELAND (eTN) - The Grimsvotn Lakes eruption in Vatnajokull glacier in Iceland seems to be over.

Hundreds of flights cancelled due to volcanic ash

An ash cloud from Iceland's Grimsvotn volcano began to reach London's Heathrow airport around lunchtime. Heathrow is the world's busiest international air travel hub.

Iceland’s foreign minister tackles climate change and same-sex marriage

(eTN) - Geothermal energy could answer a substantial part of the energy demands of many poorer countries, Iceland's foreign minister said last week in New York, telling United Nations Member States th

SAS reports loss, says volcano ash to blame

STOCKHOLM — Beleaguered Scandinavian airline SAS on Wednesday said it narrowed its losses in the second quarter but remained deep in the red due to the flight chaos caused by a cloud of volcanic ash

Volcanic ash affects 1000 flights in Europe

LONDON – Flight restrictions affecting London's two major international airports — Heathrow and Gatwick — were lifted Monday after a no-fly zone had been imposed due to dense volcanic ash drifti

Malaysia Airlines flights to London and Amsterdam disrupted due to volcanic...

SUBANG (May 17, 2010): Malaysia Airlines flights to London and Amsterdam today were disrupted once again due to the closure of airports affected by fresh Icelandic volcano eruptions.

Airlines: UK flight bans unjustified and “beyond a joke”

Airlines have criticised the latest decision to ban flights at a raft of UK airports because of volcanic ash.

London’s Heathrow, Amsterdam’s Schiphol airports shut down due to volcanic ash

LONDON – Two of Europe's busiest airports closed early Monday morning as a dense cloud of volcanic ash drifted from Iceland, aviation authorities said.

Saudi Arabian Airlines suspends US flights due to volcanic ash over...

RIYADH — Saudi Airlines said on Monday it had halted flights between the United States and Saudi Arabia because of the cloud of volcanic ash from Iceland over the Atlantic.

Déjà vu – ash clouds menacing European air travel again

DUBLIN – Iceland's clouds of volcanic ash are menacing European air traffic again, but transport chiefs insisted Tuesday they are learning from last month's crisis and won't let the hard-to-measure

All flights in and out of Ireland canceled due to renewed...

DUBLIN – All flights in and out of Ireland have been canceled Tuesday morning because of the renewed risk of volcanic ash drifting south from Iceland, the Irish Aviation Authority announced Monday.

Middle East travel industry tackles ash crisis

How did the Middle East travel industry cope with what’s been called the “worst travel disruption the world has ever seen”?

Volcanic ash costing travel insurance industry millions of dollars in claims

The travel insurance industry is paying millions of dollars in claims to travellers stranded in Europe and elsewhere by the drifting Icelandic volcanic ash.

UNWTO calls for solidarity among the travel and tourism industry and...

- The plume of volcanic ash drifting across Europe following the eruption of the volcano Eyjafjalla in Iceland on 14 April has determined the closure of a major part of European airports sinc

Volcanic ash costing El Al $20 million a week in revenue

The volcanic ash cloud that is shutting down air traffic over Europe is also seriously affecting Israeli airlines and other companies in the aviation industry.

EU: Air traffic could return to 50%of normal levels Monday

AMSTERDAM – European air traffic could return to about 50 percent of normal levels Monday if weather forecasts confirm that skies over half the continent are emptying of the volcanic ash that has th

New York hotels offer discounts for those staying in the city...

“While for many travelers having a stay in New York extended unexpectedly is a great stroke of luck, the logistics involved can also be a bit of a pain in the neck,” said Mayor Bloomberg.

Alaska Airlines resumes flights after cancellations due to volcanic ash

SEATTLE, WA (August 11, 2008) - Alaska Airlines announced it has resumed operations this morning between the state of Alaska and lower 48 states and is adding flights to help reaccommodate about 5,200