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Flight Chaos Continues in Europe

Middle East : 19 April 2010

Nobody could have predicted last Thursday that the eruption of Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull volcano could cause the disruption and chaos that is still ensuing throughout the world. Many parts of Europe are still no fly zones and countless people are stuck in different parts of the world with total uncertainty as to when they will be able to reach home again.

In the UAE both the Emirates and Etihad who are two of the regions main airlines have been left with no choice but to cancel almost all of their flights to Europe as the ash from Iceland’s active volcano continues to make many flight routes impassable for aircraft.

On Saturday Emirates announced that they were only going to be able to fly to Moscow, Athens, Larnaca, Malta and Istanbul and this was under the strict assumption that before any off these flights were due to take off there was not any new developments in the movement of the ash clouds towards these destinations.

The airline is continuing to ask all passengers to check if their flight is due to go ahead before setting out on their journey to the airport. Etihad was forced to cancel all of its flights to the UK, Ireland, Europe and Russia and continues to also ask passengers to check in with them before finalizing any travel plans.

Andrew Reid, Staff Writer, Gulf Jobs Market News
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