Icelandair flights continue as Iceland volcano Grimsvotn slows down
The message from Icelandair at this time is that the airline is continuing its flight service, with slight delays from Amsterdam, Oslo and Copenhagen flights. According to Bjorn Oddsson, geomorphologist from the University of Iceland, the Grimsvotn Iceland volcano has slowed right down, and that the intensity of the volcano has been reducing fast.
Iceland and Icelandairís travel and communications infrastructure are designed to deal with volcanic eruptions. Icelandair is consistently ranked as one of Europeís most punctual airlines.
Last yearís eruption at Eyjafjallajokull caused flight cancellations and delays which were felt around the world; but ironically, due to wind direction, Iceland was less affected than other parts of Northern Europe.
The Grimsvotn eruption of May 2011 threw up a huge ash cloud, even bigger than last year; but the impact on flights proved to be much lower. The reasons for this were that the ash particles were heavier, meaning the ash was unlikely to spread as far; and that the wind was not blowing the ash in the same directions as last time.
Life in Iceland has continued as normal throughout the volcanic eruption period. Additionally, Iceland tourism still continues to gain popularity despite this slight set back, with numerous tours currently taking place across the country.
To keep up-to-date with the latest information on flights to and from Iceland with Icelandair, visit www.icelandair.ca.
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