Volcanic ash cloud affects Edinburgh Airport

Volcanic ash cloud affects Edinburgh AirportEdinburgh Airport has advised passengers travelling to the facility that, although the hub is open, volcanic ash from Iceland is having an impact on services.

A number of flights have been cancelled and many more services are disrupted as a result of the volcanic activity.

The hub told passengers that they should contact their airline before going to the airport.

Airlines will choose if services operate or not according to guidelines issued by aircraft manufacturers and the Civil Aviation Authority.

KLM has already cancelled flights to and from Edinburgh Airport, Aberdeen Airport and Glasgow Airport, while Ryanair will not run services to a number of Scottish airports on the orders of the Irish Aviation Authority.

The National Air Traffic Services (NATS) said that Scotland will experience a high density of ash from the eruptions between 13:00 BST and 18:00 BST today (Tuesday May 24th) and that the situation could continue into the night.

It has also been forecasted that Heathrow Airport could be affected by the ash cloud today and the travel hub is not running any flights to Scotland.

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