Travel Advisory – Iceland Volcano Eruption Travel Impacts
May 25, 2011
This advisory primarily addresses issues arising from the recent eruption of the Grimsvotn volcano in Iceland.
Earthwatch staff continue to monitor the impacts of Saturday's volcanic eruption in Iceland. At this time, there are no planned changes to upcoming Earthwatch expeditions as a result of these events. However, as a number of flights have been affected by the ash, if you are fielding with us in the coming week please check with your airline before travelling to the airport.
The presence of volcanic ash in the UK’s airspace on 24 May resulted in flight cancellations and delays at several airports in Scotland and Northern England. Due to the south easterly movement of the ash cloud airports in Germany are now also reporting flight delays and cancellations. Due to the changing weather patterns and ongoing eruption the situation remains very fluid. The National Airspace Crisis Management Executive continue to meet every six hours to assess the situation. Any decision to cancel flights will be made by the airlines directly on the basis of both operational and safety considerations.
Earthwatch advises participants to check this page for updates, and local media/websites for further developments. All those travelling either to or from an Earthwatch expedition in the next week should monitor the situation closely and contact their airlines for specific information prior to travelling to the airport. We also request that all participants contact Earthwatch regarding any impacts to planned flights as soon as they are known so that this information can be passed to field staff to ensure they are aware of changes to itineraries that may impact project rendezvous or departures.
To report any disruptions to your travel plans please call the following numbers:
UK bookings: +44 (0)1865 318 831
US bookings: +1 800 776 0188