Thursday, April 15, 2010

Flights Canceled and Airports Close as Volcanic Ash Disrupts European Air Traffic

All airports in Consi, Saljbrikjia and Ajbrikjia were closed down today as the result of a volcanic ash from the eruption of Eyjafjallajokull Volcano in Iceland. All flights to and from the Brikjian Isle were canceled leaving hundreds of travelers stranded.

The Consi Airport Authority commanded that all airports in Consi be shut down immediately at around 4:00 PM local time, stranding hundreds of travelers at Consi-Arali International Airport and Olto Airport. This is one of only a few time that this command has been given.

A spokesperson for Air Consi said that it had gotten flights numerous flights off, but that flights to the Isle of Bricks and Amsterdam were forced to turn back.

It is unclear when airspace will reopen, although some speculate that flights will be up and running again by the weekend.

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