April 22, 2010 The eruption in Iceland has triggered an intense effort to improve our ability to detect volcanic ash clouds and forecast their movement in the atmosphere. Eruptions are surprisingly common. And more precise information about them could help reduce uncertainty about the threats they pose to air travel.
April 21, 2010 As flights over Europe resume, stricken businesses are starting to tally the cost of Iceland's volcanic eruption. Airspace closures have snarled global supply chains, with knock-on effects all the way down the line, including in Asia. It's bad news for consumers and manufacturers alike.
April 21, 2010 Commentator Jonathan Kirby had timed his toiletries to run out just in time for the end of his European vacation. A week later, he's had to restock, couch-hop and wade through his mounting credit card debt. Though the Icelandic volcanic ash has turned him into a perpetual traveler, he says the transformation has been more adventure than toil.
April 21, 2010 Airlines have lost at least $1.7 billion owing to travel disruptions caused by the volcanic ash cloud from Iceland, an industry group said Wednesday, as hundreds of planes finally landed or took off from airports around Europe. Germany's air traffic controllers gradually reopened that country's airspace. Severe delays were still expected across Europe.
April 21, 2010 Although the disruption has created uncertainty for customers, U.S. airlines won't face as many costs as you might think. The biggest losses will be among European carriers. Still, it's going to take some time for all of the airlines to get back on track.
April 20, 2010 A flight from Vancouver became the first to land at Europe's busiest airport, London's Heathrow, since flight paths were closed after Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano erupted last Wednesday. The Eurocontrol air traffic agency said it expects some 55 to 60 percent of flights over Europe to go ahead Tuesday.