Flight cancellations extended

AIR passengers are facing another day of misery after the ban on UK flights was extended.

Restrictions on UK airspace have now been extended until 1am on Sunday, as the danger to planes from volcanic ash from Iceland persists.

The UK’s National Air Traffic Service (Nats) said the ash cloud was “moving around and changing shape”.

Some domestic flights may be able to take off from Scotland and Northern Ireland if the cloud “moves sufficiently”, it added.

Officials warn that European airspace could be disrupted for several days.


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Hopes had been raised that some flights might be available in Scotland and northern England for six hours between 4am and 10am today.

But a Nats statement read: “ Current forecasts show that the situation is worsening throughout Saturday.

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“We are continuing to look for windows of opportunity to handle individual flights in UK controlled airspace.”

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