Iceland hopes to reopen airspace after volcanic eruption
Iceland's Grimsvotn erupted on Saturday.
May 23rd, 2011
05:39 AM ET

Iceland hopes to reopen airspace after volcanic eruption

Iceland hopes its main international airport will reopen to air traffic Monday, following a volcanic eruption in the country on Saturday, a spokeswoman told CNN.

Airspace over the country's four international airports was closed on Sunday.

"There are no international flights in or out of Iceland at this time," Keflavik International Airport spokeswoman Hjordis Gudmunsdottir said.

There was "no impact on European or transatlantic flights" after the Grimsvotn volcano's eruption, Europe's umbrella air traffic control association Eurocontrol said.

Ash is expected to reach Scotland on Tuesday and could enter France and Spain on Thursday, Eurocontrol said.

Last year, another Icelandic eruption, of the volcano Eyjafjallajokull, attracted worldwide attention after its ash cloud disrupted air travel across Europe.

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soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. Ellis

    Iceland has much ice.

    May 23, 2011 at 6:23 am | Report abuse |
  2. Ellis

    My mother's kunt is frozen. She needs a hot dik.

    May 23, 2011 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  3. Joey

    Are there any n!ggers in Iceland? If not, I may move there. Or maybe we can deport all of the lip flapping monkeys to northern Greenland where there is no property value to lower.

    May 23, 2011 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Nik

    Ummm...just curious, WHO deems the previous 4 comments appropriate?! Really CNN? Good job moderating. Ignorance and racism are extremely relevant to this story.

    May 23, 2011 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse |