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Iceland volcano grounds flights at London City Airport

PUBLISHED: 17:50 15 April 2010 | UPDATED: 15:52 05 October 2010

ALL flights into and out of London City Airport have been cancelled for the rest of the day.

National Air Traffic Services have implemented restrictions to UK airspace due to the volcanic ash cloud making its way south from Iceland.

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ALL flights into and out of London City Airport have been cancelled for the rest of the day.

National Air Traffic Services have implemented restrictions to UK airspace due to the volcanic ash cloud making its way south from Iceland.

All inbound and outbound flights operating to and from London City Airport and Scotland were cancelled this morning, but that policy has now been rolled out to all departures and arrivals.

A spokeswoman said: "We will continue to monitor the situation closely and will provide updates via our website. We advise all passengers to contact their airline for further information."

Restrictions are in place across the country, with all flights cancelled for the rest of the day as a precaution.

Services are not expected to re-start until at least 7am on Friday in what is believed to be the biggest airspace restriction in living memory.

Experts have warned that the tiny particles of rock, glass and sand contained in the ash cloud would be sufficient to jam aircraft engines.

The Health Protection Agency has said the cloud does not pose a health risk because of its high altitude.

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