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Volcanic ash flight ban could be lifted tomorrow

PUBLISHED: 19:07 19 April 2010 | UPDATED: 15:53 05 October 2010

LONDON City Airport could reopen tomorrow (Tuesday) as long as there are no further significant ash emissions the air traffic control authority has said. Airspace in Scotland and northern England is expected to open first at 7am tomorrow, while restrict

LONDON City Airport could reopen tomorrow (Tuesday) as long as there are "no further significant ash emissions" the air traffic control authority has said.

Airspace in Scotland and northern England is expected to open first at 7am tomorrow, while restrictions in the rest of England and Wales may be lifted later on Tuesday with flight bans over London being lifted around 6pm, National Air Traffic Services said.

Ash spewed from the Icelandic volcano that has caused widespread travel chaos across Europe for five days now.

An NATS statement said: "Assuming there are no further significant ash emissions we are now looking at a continuously improving situation.

"This is a dynamic and changing situation and is therefore difficult to forecast beyond 7am. It is now for airports and airlines to decide how best to utilise this opportunity.

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