From Iceland — UPDATED: No-Fly Zone In Effect Over Holuhraun Eruption

UPDATED: No-Fly Zone In Effect Over Holuhraun Eruption

Published August 29, 2014

Nanna Árnadóttir
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ISAVIA has imposed a no-fly zone over the Holuhraun eruption site and a parts of northeastern Iceland.

In a brief posted to their website, ISAVIA, who control and run Iceland’s airports, have stated that it is unclear how much ash is likely to be produced.

Contingency plans in the event of disruptive ash production are in place.

Reykjavík’s Air Traffic Control Centre, in cooperation with the Icelandic Met Office has mapped out a no-fly zone over and around the Holuhraun volcanic eruption.

UPDATE: The previous no-fly zone (pictured above), used to include Akureyri Airport but the reevaluated no-fly zone is smaller. Akureyri airport is no longer under restrictions and the height of the zone now only reaches 5000 feet.

To learn about road closures check out this map from the Icelandic Road and Coastal Administration. The shaded areas on the map signify closed roads.

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