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Travel: Flights land in Scotland as sky clears

A handful of flights returned to the skies over Scotland yesterday, but forecasters warned that a fresh plume of ash from the erupting Icelandic volcano could hit the country over the weekend.   Airports at Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen took advantage of the window of opportunity to act as the UK’s main hub, receiving thousands of passengers who were otherwise unable to travel home.


Travel: Suspension of Routine UKCS Helicopter Flights

Statement issued Thursday 15 April 2010  Oil & Gas UK has been informed that all routine offshore helicopter flights into the UK continental shelf (UKCS) from UK airports are currently disrupted due to an airspace restriction. This restriction relates to the presence of volcanic ash in the atmosphere.



Travel: Helicopters to Heidrun - Norway

2010-04-16 14:00hrs CET

The Norwegian minister of Transport and Communications, Magnhild Meltveit Kleppa, says the helicopters to and from the Heidrun field are now back in business.
The air traffic in Norway was halted Thursday 15 April because of drifting ash ejected from a volcano in Iceland, officials said.


Travel: Norwegian airport strike hits oil industry

A ground workers' strike which has shut six Norwegian airports, and may close a further six on Tuesday, is affecting the North Sea oil and gas industry by hindering flights by helicopters to offshore platforms.


Travel: New UK-Norway flights

British-based airline Eastern Airways is planning to increase the number of flights it offers between the North Sea oil capitals Aberdeen and Stavanger in response to oil and gas industry demand.


Travel: Travel Through London is Now Easier With New Liquids Policy

Travelling through and from London and the UK is now smoother with the welcome announcement by the UK Department for Transport to allow some liquid items in cabin baggage on UK departing flights.
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