Iceland eruption would disrupt airlines less this time

Airlines forced to tear up timetables after ash spewed from an Icelandic volcano in 2010 face less disruption from a repeat.

22nd August, 2014
Air France, Delta Air Lines and Lufthansa are among carriers on alert for ash

Airlines forced to tear up timetables after ash spewed from an Icelandic volcano in 2010 face less disruption from a repeat because they’ve adopted a more scientific process to identify the most dangerous skies.

Flights were cancelled and a number of passengers grounded four years ago, when a cloud from the Eyjafjallajokull volcano forced carriers to scrap more than 100,000 flights, costing $1.7 billion in lost revenue.

While 80 per cent of trips were idled on...

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