By Ian Swanson - 05/23/11 01:04 PM EDT
The eruption of an Icelandic volcano is again spreading worries about havoc to international airways.
It was the Eyjafjallajokull volcano last year that disrupted air travel for weeks and stranded thousands of Americans. This time it is Saturday’s eruption of the Grimsvotn volcano that is causing alarms. The volcano is Iceland’s most active.
Iceland’s main airport in Reykjavik was closed Monday morning, and much of the disruption was expected to be centered on that country. But some airlines
An international advisory for volcanic ash was issued by the Volcanic Ash Advisory Center in London. It suggested flights from the West Coast of the U.S. to Europe could be affected by the ash from Grimsvotn.
Eurocontrol issued a statement Monday stating that some ash cloud could reach parts of northern Europe in the next 48 hours, according to a report in the Christian Science Monitor.