Icelandic volcano cancels North Sea rig support flights

Icelandic volcano cancels North Sea rig support flights

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

  • Bond Offshore had cancelled their first two flights, “Bond 84F” to Ensco 102 rig and back, and “Bond 89Y” to JW McLean rig and back for ADTI/Transocean
  • Bristow were showing all flights expected to fly
  • CHC Scotia showing all flight expected to fly

HeliHub.com editorial team expects many flights to be cancelled and readers can review the helicopter operators schedules here

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