Tracking Flight Cancellations Due To Iceland Volcano
Link: Tracking the Cancellations - Interactive Feature - NYTimes.com
NewYorkTimes has designed an interactive tool that tracks flight cancellations based on airports and countries. A nice colorful map shows you which airports have all flights canceled (marked in red), which airports have some flights canceled (marked in yellow) and which airports are open (marked in green).
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Experts warning of new Icelandic volcano eruption
Link: Experts warning of new Icelandic volcano eruption
When the Eyjafjallajokul volcano erupted in April, it dispersed a massive cloud of ash which affected more than 100,000 flights and eight million passengers. However, Keflavik Airport spokeswoman Hjordis Gudmundsdottir said, "It is near impossible to say if Grimsvotn erupts whether it will have an affect on air traffic at all, If it is an ash eruption, then it would affect air traffic, but only if it is a strong eruption with ash clouds reaching significant heights, it will also depend on wind, so at this point it is hard to guess."