European Air Cargo Carriers Prepare for Disruption as Ash Cloud Moves In
(ifw – Damian Brett & Mike King • Video: Al Jazeera)
Europe’s leading cargo airlines were bracing themselves for further disruption to supply chains today as the Icelandic volcanic ash cloud cleared the UK and moved towards northern Germany and Scandinavia.
German aviation authorities said Bremen and Hamburg airports would be closed early today, with Berlin likely to be affected in the afternoon. The status of landing permission at Hanover, on the edge of the area forecast to be impacted, was unclear as IFW went to press.
This morning, the European organisation for the safety of air navigation, Eurocontrol, said: “The ash cloud is expected to move during the day and affect Berlin and also parts of Poland. Airports in Germany south of Bremen are not expected to be affected. Read more here.
Date: May 25, 2011