Iceland volcano disrupts air traffic

Arabian Business watches passengers wait for flights to resume after disruption over the past two days
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Two girls sleep in the departure lounge at Gatwick airport on April 15, 2010 in London, England. All flights in and out of Britain's airports have been grounded due to a plume of volcanic ash drifting across northern Europe from an eruption in Iceland.\n

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All flights in and out of Britain's airports have been grounded due to the plume drifting across northern Europe following the eruption. (Getty Images)
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A family sits on the floor as they wait for flights at Manchester Airport in north-west England on April 15 2010, after the airport was closed following a cloud of volcanic ash from an eruption in Iceland. (Getty Images)\n

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Andy Bodenham, Met Office Forecaster points at a enchanced colour satellite image highlighting a volcanic ash plume moving towards the United Kingdom at the Met Office headquarters April 15, 2010 in Exeter, England. The plume area is shown as a mix of cloud and ash resulting from the eruption of the Eyjafjallajokull volcano in Iceland. All flights in and out of Britain's airports have been grounded due to the plume drifting across northern Europe following the eruption. (Getty Images)
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A woman and three children wait for the resumption of air travel on April 16, 2010 at the airport in Frankfurt. Flights at Frankfurt airport, the biggest in Germany, were halted indefinitely as a high-altitude cloud of volcanic ash from Iceland spread further over Europe. Elsewhere in Germany, flights were grounded at Berlin, Cologne, Duesseldorf, Hamburg and Hanover, among other airports.\n

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Andy Bodenham, Met Office Forecaster looks at a enchanced colour satellite image highlighting a volcanic ash plume moving towards the United Kingdom at the Met Office headquarters April 15, 2010 in Exeter, England. The plume area is shown as a mix of cloud and ash resulting from the eruption of the Eyjafjallajokull volcano in Iceland. All flights in and out of Britain's airports have been grounded due to the plume drifting across northern Europe following the eruption. (Getty Images)
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An employee of a Japanese airlines company (R) gives explanations to a tourist on April 15, 2010 at the Charles-de-Gaulle airport in Roissy, outside Paris, after his flight was cancelled because of the volcanic ash cloud from Iceland. (Getty Images)
Fri 16 Apr 2010 01:33 PM GST