Friday, April 16, 2010

Airplanes fall out of European sky as a result of Eyjafjallajokull Volcano Eruption in Iceland

The dust cloud caused by an Icelandic Eyjafjallajokull Volcano is now covering Europe and causing more than allergy reactions as thousands of European travelers are finding their flights delayed or even cancelled as several Airports have closed their doors and delayed flights.

Although it has not been mentioned, the flight delays and cancellations will have a ripple effect felt around the world for quite some time as travellers search to find alternate ways to get home.

At this time, Lufthansa seems to have effected most travelers with the complete closure of Frankfurt International Airport and resulting cancellation of all flights both coming in and going out of Frankfurt International Airport.

Other Airports either closed or with serious flight restrictions caused by the Eyjafjallajokull Volcano dust cloud include Copenhagen Airport, Helsinki Vantaa airport, Frankfurt-Hahn Airport, Hamburg Airport, Bremen Airport, Prague Airport, Brussels Airport, Hanover Airport, Muenster/Osnabrueck Airport, Salzburg and Linz Airport, Vienna Airport, Geneva Airport, Norway’s Olso Airport, Dusseldorf Airport and Cologne.

In addition, all 25 airports being operated by Finavia have had been shut down as a result of the Eruption of the Eyjafjallajokull Volcano in Iceland. Further information on the Finlavia closures will not be available until at least tomorrow.

The complete list of European Airports which are closed as a result of Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull Volcano is growing. Suffice to say, if you or someone you know is planning on flying in or out of Mid or Northern Europe today, you can pretty much forget about it as the volcanic dust cloud from.

The dust cloud from Eyjafjallajokull Volcano in Iceland is also effecting the UK as airports in Scotland have been shut down effective today which is sending a shockwave throughout England as flights in and out of Liverpool, Manchester, Stansted, Birmingham, East Midlands, Bristol, Luton, Gatwick and Heathrow International Airport have also been effected by the eruption of the Eyjafjallajokull Volcano in Iceland.

Like the European skies, it is unclear how long air traffic in and out of Europe will be in Chaos as a result of the 2010 Eyjafjallajokull Volcano eruption in Iceland. We will continue to search for live video footage and webcams of the Eyjafjallajokull Volcanic eruption in Iceland.

Aside from frantic travellers who are stranded as a result of the Eyjafjallajokull Volcano eruption airport closures searching for available hotel rooms in the already swamped region, there will be some new coming out with regard to ticket refunds. You see, many airlines and insurance companies have "Act of God" or "Natural Disaster" exclusions which could leave many already cash strapped travellers with the unexpected expense of having to purchase another ticket just to get home. This is no small event people.