LONDON, April 18 British airspace will be closed
to flights until at least 0600 GMT on Monday because of the
danger posed by clouds of volcanic ash from Iceland, UK aviation
officials said on Sunday.
The air traffic body NATS said it would continue to review
weather information and would issue an update around 2000 GMT.
"NATS is maintaining close dialogue with the Met Office and
with the UK's safety regulator, the Civil Aviation Authority
(CAA), in respect of the international civil aviation policy we
follow in applying restrictions to use of airspace," it said.
"We are currently awaiting CAA guidance.
"We are working closely with government, airports and
airlines, and airframe and aero engine manufacturers to get a
better understanding of the effects of the ash cloud and to seek
solutions," it added.
(Reporting by Tim Castle, editing by Tim Pearce)