Volcanic ash threat to flights

Easyjet is the biggest airline in the south and is leading the way in trying to reduce disruption caused by volcanic ash. They have revealed to ITV News Meridian that in 2010 the ash crisis cost them £55m.

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  1. Mike Pearse

Icelandic volcano could erupt again - grounding UK flights once more

It is just "a matter of time" before another volcano in Iceland erupts - disrupting flights over here in the UK, and the rest of Europe once again That is the view of experts from the South who are developing a system for aeroplanes that will detect ash in the sky.

Back in 2010, most airline services in the region, and much of the UK were grounded because of a drifting Icelandic ash cloud following a volcanic eruption. Mike Pearse reports.

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