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.
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.
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.