Passengers braced for more chaos as ash closes airspace

By Sarah Stack

Published: 04/05/2010

AIR passengers were bracing themselves for travel chaos last night as the return of an Icelandic volcanic ash cloud grounded flights.

Airspace over the Outer Hebrides was closed at 6pm yesterday after an increased concentration of volcanic ash was detected in the atmosphere, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said.

Airport bosses said they would monitor the situation across the rest of the region through the night before making a final decision on whether to extend the no-fly zone early this morning.

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