Stansted Airport: Volcanic eruption disrupts flights

AIRLINE passengers at Stansted Airport and across the UK are facing huge disruptions to their journeys today (Thursday) after an ash cloud from a volcanic eruption in Iceland grounded hundreds of fights. A statement from Stansted Airport said: Following

AIRLINE passengers at Stansted Airport and across the UK are facing huge disruptions to their journeys today (Thursday) after an ash cloud from a volcanic eruption in Iceland grounded hundreds of fights.

A statement from Stansted Airport said: "Following advice from the Met Office, the National Air Traffic Service (NATS) has introduced restrictions to UK airspace this morning as a result of volcanic ash drifting across the United Kingdom from Iceland.

"These measures currently affect Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow airports which are closed but may also affect other parts of the UK later today.

"Passengers intending to fly today are asked to contact their airline for further information and should expect disruption in the coming hours.

"Updates will be issued throughout the morning.