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Thursday, 26 May 2011

Ash cloud update

Ryanair report all flights operating as normal.

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Ryanair ash cloud statement

UK ADMITS ASH RED ZONE "IN THE WRONG PLACE"

The UK VAAC (Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre) today (25th May) confirmed what everybody already knows; that the UK Met Office charts which have caused unnecessary flight cancellations for tens of thousands of passengers are wrong.

Contributing to the Eurocontrol 8:00 a.m. (CET) conference call, the UKVAAC representative admitted the “red zone” shown in the UK Met Office charts is “in the wrong place”. This so called “red zone” caused the closure of German airspace to hundreds of flights. This admission comes too late for the thousands of passengers whose flights have already been cancelled.

The UK official refused airline requests to immediately amend the misleading charts despite the unnecessary chaos which continues to be caused by this misinformation. This scandalous bureaucracy means that unnecessarily cancelled flights cannot be reinstated in sufficient time to contact passengers who have already been advised of cancellations.

Ryanair again calls on the CAA to accept that these UK predictions are simply works of fiction, as proven by two Ryanair and one BA flight through supposed “red zones” which encountered no volcanic ash whatsoever during flight and post flight inspections.




Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Ash cloud update

Ryanair not showing any cancellations of flights to France today.

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Tuesday, 24 May 2011

New ash cloud, latest update

Latest information from the Met Office shows that following the recent eruption of Grímsvötn in Iceland, an area of volcanic ash is forecast to affect some parts of Scotland between 0100 and 0700 UK time on Tuesday, 24 May.

Airports in the UK remain open, however some services may be affected from Scottish aerodromes including:

Glasgow
Edinburgh
Aberdeen
Inverness
Perth
Dundee
Wick
Barra
Benbecula
Tiree
Cumbernauld
Stornoway
Please note – passengers should check with their airline before travelling to these airports.

A further update will be provided at approximately 0300 UK time tomorrow (24 May).

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Sunday, 22 May 2011

Volcano eruption begins in Iceland

REYKJAVIK - The Grimsvoetn volcano under Iceland's largest glacier began erupting Saturday, the Icelandic Meteorological Office said, reporting a tall plume of smoke rising from the crater.

"An eruption at Grimsvoetn has started and there's an airplane on its way there now to investigate further," Haraldur Eirkisson of the office told AFP.

"There was a cloud rising up from Grimsvoetn around 1900 GMT and at just before 2000 GMT it had reached an altitude of 11 kilometres (6.8 miles)," he added.

Grimsvoetn is Iceland's most active volcano, having erupted nine times between 1922 and 2004. It lies beneath the Vatnajoekull glacier in the southeast of the North Atlantic island nation.

The eruption in April last year of Iceland's Eyjafjoell volcano, southwest of Grimsvoetn, shut down large swathes of European airspace for almost a month amid fears the volcanic ash could wreak havoc on aircraft engines.

No two volcanic eruptions are the same, and it remained unclear late Saturday if the new eruption threatened to emit a similar kind of ash -- fine, with very sharp particles -- like the massive plume that burst from Eyjafjoell.

The problem with last year's eruption, according to the researchers, was that it happened under a glacier, bursting through 200-300 metres (yards) of ice.

We shall have to wait to see if this new volcano eruption will affect flights to europe and of course, flights to France.

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Friday, 20 May 2011

Ryanair baggage charges beware

As most of you know, you can check a bag in for a flight to France with Ryanair at a cost of £15 for 15kg or £25 for 20kg.

However. Did you know that if you want to check in a second 15kg bag the cost is not £15 but £35? And that the cost of checked baggage differs depending upon a variety of factors (according to the Ryanair terms and conditions).

Worth bearing in mind!

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Tuesday, 10 May 2011

New flights from Birmingham to Montpellier airport

Birmingham to Montpellier flights 


Birmingham - Montpellier
Monday -  B'ham dep 15.45   arr Montpellier 18.30
Wednesday &
Friday  B'ham dep 17.45   arr Montpellier 20.30
Sunday   B'ham dep 19.05   arr Montpellier 21.50

Montpellier - Birmingham
Monday  Montpellier dep 18.55 Birmingham Arr  19.50
Weds &
Friday  Montpellier dep 20.55 Birmingham Arr 21.50

From 2 July until 27 August there will also be an extra  Saturday/Monday flight
Saturday  Montpellier - dep - 22.15          arr Birmingham 23.10
Monday  B'ham dep -   19.05  arr Montpellier 19.05

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Sunday, 8 May 2011

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