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Air traffic snag continues

Published:Friday | April 16, 2010 | 9:33 AM

The European air traffic control organization has said flights could be disrupted for another 48 hours by ash spewing from a volcano in Iceland.

Eurocontrol spokesman Brian Flynn says a lack of wind in the area means the ash cloud is progressing very slowly eastwards and remains very dense.

Reports say up to five thousand flights are estimated to have been affected.

After Wednesday’s volcanic eruption in Iceland, the UK, Republic of Ireland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Belgium and the Netherlands closed their airspaces.

France shut down 24 airports in the north of the country, including the main hub of Paris-Charles de Gaulle, while Germany\'s Berlin and Hamburg airports were also closed up to yesterday evening.