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Emirates 'monitoring Iceland volcano situation'

Dubai-based Emirates airline is closely monitoring developments around the eruption of Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano, an Emirates spokesperson said. ''In the meantime our operations to and from northern Europe are oper

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46 airlines probe customer service issues

More than 70 delegates, representing 46 airlines across the globe, analysed issues in the area of customer service and discussed means of improving it at a major aviation conference in Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland. Gulf Air took the l

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Gulf Air to takes lead role at Iceland summit

Bahrain's national carrier Gulf Air will once again take a lead role at the upcoming 'Worldwide Airlines Customer Relations Association' (Wacra) conference to be held in Iceland. Gulf Air said the announcement was made at the W

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Ash over north Europe, but volcano subsiding

Northern Europe was set to bear the brunt of air traffic disruption from Icelandic volcanic ash on Wednesday, but experts said the eruption was rapidly dying down. The ash from the Grimsvotn volcano has caused far fewer problems than last

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Ash cloud hits UK flights; airspace open

About 250 flights to northern Britain were cancelled on Tuesday over concerns about the ash cloud spewing from an Icelandic volcano, but British and Irish officials dismissed fears of a mass shutdown of airspace. The explosion of the Grims

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Europe on alert for Icelandic volcano ash

Airlines began cancelling flights to Britain late on Monday because of an ash cloud from an Icelandic volcano reaching its airspace, although experts expected no repeat of travel chaos from an eruption a year ago. Britain's Met Office

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EU shares fall on debt, volcanic ash fears

European shares fell on Monday on renewed worries about the euro zone's debt crisis, gloomy macroeconomic data and the emergence of a new Icelandic volcanic ash cloud which threatens to disrupt European air traffic. Fitch cut Greece

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Iceland hit by volcano, EU routes still open

The eruption of Iceland's most active volcano is unlikely to cause a repeat of last year's major disruption to air traffic, an expert said, despite the island having to shut its main airport and maybe closing its airspace. The Grim

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Ash cloud to hit 1,000 European flights

The closure of airspace in the Netherlands and southeast Britain due to volcanic ash from Iceland will cause the cancellation of about 1,000 flights on Monday, European air traffic agency Eurocontrol said. The current ash cloud is expected

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No-fly zone over parts of Scotland, England

A no-fly zone will be imposed over parts of Scotland and England between 1200 GMT and 1800 GMT on Sunday due to volcanic ash from Iceland, but London airports will not be affected, the National Air Traffic Service said. Manchester, Liverpo

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