Passengers stand in a queue at a ticket counter at Frankfurt airport April 16, 2010. Due to a huge ash cloud from an Icelandic volcano, that caused air travel chaos across Europe, passengers in Frankfurt were left stranded and forced to stay overnight.  REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski (GERMANY   Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT TRANSPORT TRAVEL BUSINESS) (Foto: RALPH ORLOWSKI/REUTERS)
Passengers stand in a queue at a ticket counter at Frankfurt airport April 16, 2010. Due to a huge ash cloud from an Icelandic volcano, that caused air travel chaos across Europe, passengers in Frankfurt were left stranded and forced to stay overnight. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski (GERMANY Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT TRANSPORT TRAVEL BUSINESS) (Foto: RALPH ORLOWSKI/REUTERS)

Europeisk flytrafikk står stille

Stadig flere flyplasser i Europa stenger, og prognosene er dårlig for det neste døgnet.

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Flytrafikken i Europa kommer til å bli påvirket av vulkanasken fra Island i minst et døgn til, sier Eurocontrol.

Flere stenginger fredag

  • Tyskland: Flyplassen i Frankfurt ble stengt fredag morgen. Flyplassen er blant Europas største og travleste.
  • Polen: Store deler av det polske luftrommet ble også stengt fredag morgen. De eneste fungerende flyplassene i Polen er Krakow og Rzeszow.
  • Finland: Finnair medler at flyplassen i Helsingfors holder stengt fram til lørdag ettermiddag. Nær 8.000 passasjerer er berørt.
  • Østerrike: Luftrommet over Østerrike stenges fredag ettermiddag.
  • Tsjekkia: Det tjekkiske luftrommet stengte klokken 12 fredag.
  • Storbritannia: Britisk luftrom er stengt fram til lørdag.
  • Frankrike: Charles de Gaulle-flyplassen i Paris og andre flyplasser nord i Frankrike holder stengt minst fram til klokken 18 fredag.
  • Bulgaria: Flyplassen i den bulgarske hovedstaden Sofia kansellerte alle flyginger fredag.
  • Baltikum: Luftrommet over de tre baltiske landene Latvia, Litauen og Estland ble stengt fredag.
  • Ungarn: Luftrommet over Ungarn stenges fredag klokken 19 , opplyser landets luftfartsmyndigheter.

Dårlige prognoser i Danmark

Vulkanasken fra vulkanutbruddet på Island ligger fortsatt tungt også over Danmark.

A passenger sleeps on a camp bed, provided by airport operator Fraport, at Frankfurt airport April 16, 2010. Due to a huge ash cloud from an Icelandic volcano, that caused air travel chaos across Europe, passengers in Frankfurt were left stranded and forced to stay overnight.  REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski (GERMANY - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT TRANSPORT TRAVEL BUSINESS) (Foto: RALPH ORLOWSKI/REUTERS)
A passenger sleeps on a camp bed, provided by airport operator Fraport, at Frankfurt airport April 16, 2010. Due to a huge ash cloud from an Icelandic volcano, that caused air travel chaos across Europe, passengers in Frankfurt were left stranded and forced to stay overnight. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski (GERMANY - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT TRANSPORT TRAVEL BUSINESS) (Foto: RALPH ORLOWSKI/REUTERS)

– Prognosene er ikke spesielt positive, så luftrommet kan i alle fall ikke åpnes klokken 12 torsdag, som først antydet, sier en talsmann for de danske luftfartsmyndighetene Naviair.

Fredag morgen opplyser Naviair at det danske luftrommet holdes stengt, i alle fall fram til klokken 02 natt til lørdag.

Britene forlenger stenging

Samtidig forlenger britiske luftfartsmyndigheter stengningen av det britiske luftrommet, og sier ingen fly vil være i luften før tidligst lørdag morgen.

De sier videre at flyforbudet i Europa kan vare i enda 48 timer.

Les også: Luftrommet i Europa kan stenges i enda 48 timer

Etter hvert som askeskyen beveget seg i løpet av torsdagen, ble stadig flere flyplasser i Europa stengt, blant annet Charles de Gaulle i Paris, Berlin og Hamburg i Tyskland og alle flyplasser i Belgia og Nederland.

– Vulkanutbruddet fortsetter

Fra Island meldes at utbruddet intensiverte seg torsdag kveld, samtidig som askeskyen fortsatte like kraftig og beveget seg svært langsomt.

Den islandske meteorologen Thorsteinn Jónsson sier det er trolig at utbruddet fortsetter med samme styrke som nå, og at asken vil spre seg til mange europeiske land de neste 24 timene.

Hovedflyplassen på Island, Keflavik, er derimot åpen fordi den ligger vest for vulkanutbruddet, og flere fly tok av til USA torsdag. Men et tusentall utenlandske turister som skal til europeiske flyplasser sitter strandet på hoteller i Reykjavik.

(NTB/TV 2).

IslandVulkan_fint bilde (Foto: Reuters)
IslandVulkan_fint bilde (Foto: Reuters)
Smoke billows from an erupting volcano which seems to be close to the top of the Eyjafjallajokull glacier on April 14, 2010 near Reykjavík. All London flights, including those from Heathrow, will be suspended from noon (1100 GMT) today due to volcanic ash from Iceland that has already caused almost 300 cancellations here, officials said.
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Smoke billows from an erupting volcano which seems to be close to the top of the Eyjafjallajokull glacier on April 14, 2010 near Reykjavík. All London flights, including those from Heathrow, will be suspended from noon (1100 GMT) today due to volcanic ash from Iceland that has already caused almost 300 cancellations here, officials said. AFP PHOTO/ICELANDIC COAST GUARD (Foto: AFP/AFP)
In this image made available by the Icelandic Coastguard, taken Wednesday April 14, 2010, smoke and steam rises from  the volcano under the Eyjafjallajokull glacier in Iceland,  which erupted for the second time in less than a month, melting ice, shooting smoke and steam into the air and forcing hundreds of people to flee rising floodwaters. Authorities evacuated 800 residents from around the glacier as rivers rose by up to 10 feet (3 meters). Emergency officials and scientists said the eruption under the ice cap was 10 to 20 times more powerful than one last month, and carried a much greater risk of widespread flooding. (AP Photo/Icelandic Coastguard, ho) ** EDITORIAL USE ONLY ** (Foto: AP/AP)
In this image made available by the Icelandic Coastguard, taken Wednesday April 14, 2010, smoke and steam rises from the volcano under the Eyjafjallajokull glacier in Iceland, which erupted for the second time in less than a month, melting ice, shooting smoke and steam into the air and forcing hundreds of people to flee rising floodwaters. Authorities evacuated 800 residents from around the glacier as rivers rose by up to 10 feet (3 meters). Emergency officials and scientists said the eruption under the ice cap was 10 to 20 times more powerful than one last month, and carried a much greater risk of widespread flooding. (AP Photo/Icelandic Coastguard, ho) ** EDITORIAL USE ONLY ** (Foto: AP/AP)
In this image made available by the Icelandic Coastguard, taken, Wednesday April 14, 2010, smoke and steam rises from  the volcano under the Eyjafjallajokull glacier in Iceland,  which erupted for the second time in less than a month, melting ice, shooting smoke and steam into the air and forcing hundreds of people to flee rising floodwaters. Authorities evacuated 800 residents from around the glacier as rivers rose by up to 10 feet (3 meters). Emergency officials (Foto: AP/AP)
In this image made available by the Icelandic Coastguard, taken, Wednesday April 14, 2010, smoke and steam rises from the volcano under the Eyjafjallajokull glacier in Iceland, which erupted for the second time in less than a month, melting ice, shooting smoke and steam into the air and forcing hundreds of people to flee rising floodwaters. Authorities evacuated 800 residents from around the glacier as rivers rose by up to 10 feet (3 meters). Emergency officials (Foto: AP/AP)
Smoke billows from a volcano in Eyjafjallajokull April 14, 2010. A volcanic eruption in Iceland spewed black smoke and white steam into the air on Wednesday and partly melted a glacier, setting off a major flood that threatened to damage roads and bridges.    REUTERS/Ingolfur Juliusson   (ICELAND   Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT) (Foto: INGOLFUR JULIUSSON/Reuters)
Smoke billows from a volcano in Eyjafjallajokull April 14, 2010. A volcanic eruption in Iceland spewed black smoke and white steam into the air on Wednesday and partly melted a glacier, setting off a major flood that threatened to damage roads and bridges. REUTERS/Ingolfur Juliusson (ICELAND Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT) (Foto: INGOLFUR JULIUSSON/Reuters)
In this image made available by the Icelandic Coastguard taken Wednesday April 14, 2010, smoke and steam rises from  the volcano under the Eyjafjallajokull glacier in Iceland,  which erupted for the second time in less than a month, melting ice, shooting smoke and steam into the air and forcing hundreds of people to flee rising floodwaters. Authorities evacuated 800 residents from around the glacier as rivers rose by up to 10 feet (3 meters). Emergency officials and scientists said the eruption under the ice cap was 10 to 20 times more powerful than one last month, and carried a much greater risk of widespread flooding.(AP Photo/Icelandic Coastguard, ho) **EDITORIAL USE ONLY** (Foto: AP//Icelandic Coastguard/AP)
In this image made available by the Icelandic Coastguard taken Wednesday April 14, 2010, smoke and steam rises from the volcano under the Eyjafjallajokull glacier in Iceland, which erupted for the second time in less than a month, melting ice, shooting smoke and steam into the air and forcing hundreds of people to flee rising floodwaters. Authorities evacuated 800 residents from around the glacier as rivers rose by up to 10 feet (3 meters). Emergency officials and scientists said the eruption under the ice cap was 10 to 20 times more powerful than one last month, and carried a much greater risk of widespread flooding.(AP Photo/Icelandic Coastguard, ho) **EDITORIAL USE ONLY** (Foto: AP//Icelandic Coastguard/AP)
Røyk og damp henger over vulkanen under isbreen Eyjafjallajökull på Island. Vulkanen har hatt sitt andre utbrudd på under en måned. (Foto: Brynjar Gauti/AP)
Røyk og damp henger over vulkanen under isbreen Eyjafjallajökull på Island. Vulkanen har hatt sitt andre utbrudd på under en måned. (Foto: Brynjar Gauti/AP)
The last planes leave Heathrow Airport shortly before all flights in and out of the UK are cancelled due to the dangers of volcanic ash blowing south from Iceland.
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The last planes leave Heathrow Airport shortly before all flights in and out of the UK are cancelled due to the dangers of volcanic ash blowing south from Iceland. London, England 15.04.10 Credit Mandatory: WENN.com (Foto: DSDD/ZOB/wenn.com)
An aerial handout photo from the Icelandic Coast Guard shows Highway 1, the road that goes around Iceland, cut off by a flood caused by a volcanic eruption at Eyjafjalla Glacier April 14, 2010. The volcanic eruption on Wednesday partially melted a glacier, setting off a major flood that threatened to damage roads and bridges and forcing hundreds to evacuate from a thinly populated area. Picture taken April 14, 2010.  REUTERS/Icelandic Coast Guard/Arni Saeberg/Handout  (ICELAND   Tags: DISASTER) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS (Foto: HO/REUTERS)
An aerial handout photo from the Icelandic Coast Guard shows Highway 1, the road that goes around Iceland, cut off by a flood caused by a volcanic eruption at Eyjafjalla Glacier April 14, 2010. The volcanic eruption on Wednesday partially melted a glacier, setting off a major flood that threatened to damage roads and bridges and forcing hundreds to evacuate from a thinly populated area. Picture taken April 14, 2010. REUTERS/Icelandic Coast Guard/Arni Saeberg/Handout (ICELAND Tags: DISASTER) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS (Foto: HO/REUTERS)
An aerial handout photo from the Icelandic Coast Guard shows flood caused by a volcanic eruption at Eyjafjalla Glacier in southern Iceland April 14, 2010. The volcanic eruption on Wednesday partially melted a glacier, setting off a major flood that threatened to damage roads and bridges and forcing hundreds to evacuate from a thinly populated area. Picture taken April 14, 2010.  REUTERS/Icelandic Coast Guard/Arni Saeberg/Handout  (ICELAND   Tags: DISASTER) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS (Foto: HO/REUTERS)
An aerial handout photo from the Icelandic Coast Guard shows flood caused by a volcanic eruption at Eyjafjalla Glacier in southern Iceland April 14, 2010. The volcanic eruption on Wednesday partially melted a glacier, setting off a major flood that threatened to damage roads and bridges and forcing hundreds to evacuate from a thinly populated area. Picture taken April 14, 2010. REUTERS/Icelandic Coast Guard/Arni Saeberg/Handout (ICELAND Tags: DISASTER) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS (Foto: HO/REUTERS)
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