More Flights Over Europe Likely Soon

Breaking news from Brussels:

"The European Union reached a deal on Monday to cut the size of a no-fly zone caused by a cloud of ash from an Icelandic volcano, under pressure from frustrated airlines losing $250 million a day." (Reuters)

The Associated Press says "European transport officials have carved up the sky, creating three zones to break the flight deadlock caused by a cloud of volcanic ash flowing from Iceland over Europe. ... Under the accord, one area — defined by the European air traffic control agency Eurocontrol — will remain entirely off limits to flights. Another area will be open to all flights and a third area will be a caution zone in which some flights will be allowed."

According to the BBC, "flights are poised to resume in parts of the U.K., Germany, France and Belgium."



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