15-Apr-2010 Source: HeliHub.com
The eruption under a glacier in the Eyjafjallajoekull area of Iceland is the second in Iceland in less than a month. Aberdeen Airport, central to the majority of North Sea oil rig support helicopter flights, closed at Midnight and the latest update at 04.45 local states “Following advice from the Met Office, the airspace around Aberdeen Airport has been closed by National Air Traffic Service (NATS) as a result of volcanic ash drifting across the UK from Iceland. The airport is closed until further notice and all departing and arriving flights have been suspended. 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.”
Various other UK airports are also closed, including Glasgow and Edinburgh.
As at 05.25
HeliHub.com editorial team expects many flights to be cancelled and readers can review the helicopter operators schedules here