Volcanic Ash Update: 20 April

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  • Airlines have been testing the effects of the cloud on their planes. A BA test appears to have returned without issue. Similar results were found by KLM.
  • It is hoped that air travel will recommence from Scotland and northern England from 7am today.
  • However, a fresh ash cloud threatens this re-opening, with NATS reassessing the 'dynamic conditions' at 9am.
  • UK airlines have written to the Prime Minister, asking for a bail-out given the 'untenable' situation.