May 22, 2011 / 10:15 AM / 9 years ago

No impact from Icelandic volcano for now: Eurocontrol

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Europe’s air traffic control organization said on Sunday it expected no impact on European or transatlantic flights from an Icelandic volcano eruption for at least 24 hours.

Eurocontrol said it was monitoring the situation as a plume of ash from the Grimsvotn volcano drifted toward the northeast.

“There is currently no impact on European or transatlantic flights and the situation is expected to remain so for the next 24 hours,” Eurocontrol said in a statement.

“Aircraft operators are constantly being kept informed of the evolving situation,” the Brussels-based organization said.

Iceland’s most active volcano erupted on Saturday, forcing the closure of the country’s main airport.

Reporting by Christopher Le Coq

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