May 5th, 2010
05:23 AM ET

UK, Ireland restrict flights for second day

Ash from an Icelandic volcano shutdown airports in the United Kingdom and Ireland for a second day Wednesday, causing disruptions to hundreds of passengers.

Glasgow airport in Scotland closed at 7 a.m. (2 a.m. ET), and both main airports in Belfast, Northern Ireland, were due to close at 1 p.m. (8 a.m. ET), Britain's Civil Aviation Authority said. The restrictions were due to last until 7 p.m. (2 p.m. ET) and included nine other airports in Scotland and Northern Ireland, the CAA said.

In Ireland, Dublin airport was due to close to flights between 11 a.m. and midnight (6 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET), and similar restrictions were in place at four other airports, the Irish Aviation Authority said. Shannon airport was expected to be open only until 5:30 p.m. (12:30 p.m. ET), the IAA said.

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  1. lops

    What about the volcano? Is it erupting or not? The ash doesn't just show up from nowhere, does it?

    May 5, 2010 at 6:07 am | Report abuse |
  2. Bob

    Its been erupting since april!! Why dont you read before you type!

    May 5, 2010 at 6:19 am | Report abuse |
  3. billy

    It never stopped erupting. The wind pattern changed.

    May 5, 2010 at 6:43 am | Report abuse |
  4. billybob

    Volcano webcam:

    May 5, 2010 at 7:04 am | Report abuse |
  5. GSH

    If you think this volcano is something wait till the big one goes.

    May 5, 2010 at 7:08 am | Report abuse |
  6. Ed

    there was another volcano that was predicted to erupt. Are we referring to the new volcano here, or still the previous one?

    May 5, 2010 at 7:13 am | Report abuse |
  7. zunedog

    wow,some things last longer than a day,and have the same effect they did two weeks ago. you understand right?

    May 5, 2010 at 7:15 am | Report abuse |