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21/04/2010 Over 100,000 flights are canceled


16th April 2010 - Iceland volcano ash cloud erruption update - UK Air travel cancelled


BBC Look East UK Flights suspended due to Iceland Volcanic Ash cloud


Volcanic Eruption Causes Air Travel Disruption


Volcano's ash cloud causes flight chaos across Europe


Live Footage Iceland Volcano 2010 April

In response to concerns that volcanic ash ejected during the eruptions of Eyjafjallajökull in Iceland would damage aircraft engines, over 100,000 flights to, from and over Europe were canceled during the 8-day travel ban, accounting for 48% of total air traffic and roughly 10 million passengers.
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    • Essentials 

    • Background 

    • Jet engine tolerance to airborne particles 

    • Airspace restrictions in Europe 

    • Disruptions outside Europe 

    • Attempts to reopen airspace 

    • Stranded travellers 

    • Criticism of airspace closure 

    • Military flying 

    • Impacts of the disruption