NATS update: UK airports could be closed until Friday following eruption of Icelandic volcano

BRITAIN S airspace closure is set to last longer than first anticipated, officials from the National Air Traffic Service (NATS) have said. Flights had been suspended across the country, including at Stansted Airport, Heathrow and Gatwick, between noon and

BRITAIN'S airspace closure is set to last longer than first anticipated, officials from the National Air Traffic Service (NATS) have said.

Flights had been suspended across the country, including at Stansted Airport, Heathrow and Gatwick, between noon and 6pm, due to a volcanic cloud spreading from Iceland following an eruption earlier today (April 15).

However, after further review, a NATS spokesman has confirmed that it is possible that flights may not get off the ground until Thursday night or even Friday day.

"We continue to monitor the situation with the Met Office and work closely with airline customers and adjoining countries," said the spokesman. "We will review the situation to understand what further action will be required. But it is very unlikely that the situation over England will improve in the foreseeable future.