Update on European Air Traffic situation - 09.00 CET

12 November 2010

As of 09.00 CET on 13 May 2010, EUROCONTROL has the following update to make with regard to the situation of air traffic in Europe:
Today EUROCONTROL expects normal amounts of traffic across Europe with fully normal operations.

The areas of high ash concentration at high altitude have now dispersed.

Areas of high ash concentration at lower altitudes are well clear of routes used by European flights. The early morning trans-Atlantic flights operated normally and the same is expected for westbound flights later today.

According to the forecasts, the areas of higher ash concentration are not expected to cause any disruption to air traffic during the next 24 hours. The latest ‘Air Ash Concentration Charts’ describing those areas where no-fly zone proposals have been made to the EUROCONTROL Member States are attached.

On Wednesday 12 May, there were 29,935 flights within the EUROCONTROL CFMU area, which is normal.