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    Danish... and European airspace shuts down

    Glad I'm not going anywhere! My sister and BIL, though, are expected to return from Thailand on sunday - wonder if they'll be delayed. The Queens Birthday seems to go as sceduled, so far. Some guests may not arrive on time, though.


    "Denmark will become a no fly zone as of 6pm local time and royalty will have no exceptions

    Queen Margrete II will still celebrate her 70th birthday tomorrow in fine sunny weather, but the volcanic ash cloud will put a dampener on proceedings with many of her foreign guests left stranded.

    The volcanic eruption in Iceland has spewed a heavy cloud of debris into the atmosphere which has been blown across Europe by northwesterly winds.

    At least 25,000 people across Europe are affected by flight cancellations and Denmark is no exception.

    Danish airspace has gradually been shut down and will be fully closed by 6pm this evening as the ash cloud prevents aircraft from flying.
    Air traffic authority Naviair said it was unclear when Danish airspace would reopen.

    Copenhagen Airport will shut from 5pm and many high-profile guests who were expected to fly in for the galla performance at the Royal Theatre this evening are likely to be absent.

    Around 1200 people have been invited to the event to mark the Queen’s birthday, including the Swedish and Norwegian royal families. They are reportedly making other arrangements to travel to Denmark by train.
    Danish royal court spokeswoman Lene Balleby told BT newspaper that ´many of the guests are trying to make alternative arrangements, but they had no exact figures on how many would be unable to make it."

    This is a link from Reuters:

    http://www.reuters.com/article/video...deoId=72554816
    Last edited by Randi; 04-17-2010 at 03:46 PM.
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    Not only the Danish airspace closed down but most of Northern Europe- UK, Netherlands etc.
    I am going to London on Monday- I suppose the vocano will not take care of my appointments

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    I was just thinking whether you were going to or from London. What a mess it's going to be! I don't think a Danish airport has ever has ALL flights cancelled.
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    Just checked- all flights to and from London were cancelled today. And then they shut down Brussels and Amsterdam because too many flights were re-routed via these airports.
    Nature influences us more than we can think.

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    Barbara, I hope all is back to nomal on monday, but I doubt it.

    In this link, there’s a picture of Eyjafjallajökull Volcano, Iceland

    http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=43252
    Randi



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    Well, that's a mouthful!
    I've been finally defrosted by cassiesmom!
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