Statement on Icelandic volcanic eruption: Monday April 19, 0830
Based on the latest information from the Met Office, NATS advises that the current restrictions across UK controlled airspace due to the volcanic ash cloud will remain in place until at least 0100 (local) on Tuesday 20th April. Anyone hoping to travel should contact their airline before travelling to the airport. Conditions around the movement of the layers of the volcanic ash cloud over the UK remain dynamic.
NATS is maintaining close dialogue with the Met Office and with the UK's safety regulator, the CAA, in respect of the international civil aviation policy we follow in applying restrictions to use of airspace. We are currently awaiting CAA guidance. We are working closely with Government, airports and airlines, and airframe and aero engine manufacturers to get a better understanding of the effects of the ash cloud and to seek solutions.
If you are not yet due to travel we would ask you to listen to the latest advisory which will be broadcast on all news channels and bulletins or check the National Air Traffice Services website at NATS.
We would like to express our sincere gratitude to passengers for their continuing patience and cooperation in these unprecedented circumstances.