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Britain reopens airspace recently closed due to volcanic ash

2010-04-21 08:08 BJT

LONDON April 20 (Xinhua) -- The British authority reopens its airspace from 10:00 p.m. on Tuesday, and a plane of British Airways has landed in the Heathrow Airport in London just around that time.

In a press conference held earlier on Tuesday night, the British Transport Secretary Lord Adonis said all airports can reopen from 10:00 p.m. on Tuesday, accompanied by Dame Deirdre Hutton, president of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).

The CAA said in a statement: "There will continue to be some ' no fly zones' where concentrations of ash are at levels unsafe for flights to take place, but very much smaller than the present restrictions. Furthermore, the Met Office advise that the 'no fly zones' do not currently cover the UK."


Editor: Zhang Pengfei | Source: Xinhua