Authorities reopen European airspace

2010-04-21 08:36 BJT


Europe has finally reopened its airspace, almost a week after volcanic ash from Iceland disrupted the continent's air transportation.

The International Civil Aviation Organization announced on Tuesday that it is now safe to fly into Europe. Britain reopened all its airspace at 2100 GMT on Tuesday.

The Civil Aviation Authority says the decision to revise the guidelines has been taken, following analysis of new evidence from test flights, and consultation with manufacturers.

An Air Berlin plane lands at Tegel airport in Berlin after it was partly opened to traffic, April 20, 2010. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
An Air Berlin plane lands at Tegel airport in Berlin after it was
partly opened to traffic, April 20, 2010. REUTERS/Thomas Peter