PARIS, April 19 Air France (AIRF.PA) said on
Monday it would start resuming suspended flights from Tuesday
after European authorities agreed to ease restrictions caused by
the threat of ash from an Icelandic volcano.
The French carrier will operate a full slate of long-haul
flights from Paris airports Charles de Gaulle and Orly on
Tuesday, and overnight flights leaving for Paris on Monday will
reach the French capital on Tuesday though with some delays.
Most domestic flights will operate normally from Paris and
European flights from Charles de Gaulle will resume from 1000
GMT, the airline said in a statement.
The announcement came after control agency Eurocontrol said
it would ease a blanket ban on flights in much of northern
Europe by splitting airspace into areas where airlines could fly
with the support of expert data, and other prohibited areas.
"The decision of French and European authorities to open
corridors in European airspace allows Air France to resume its
operating schedule gradually," Air France said.
Air France is the sister airline of Dutch carrier KLM.
(Writing by Tim Hepher)