German airports reopen after ash cloud closureMay 10th, 2010 - 6:32 am ICT by IANS
Berlin, May 10 (DPA) German air traffic control authorities reopened airspace over the south of the country Sunday, after earlier shutting down the major airports at Munich and Stuttgart as new volcanic ash from Iceland arrived.
Officials said delays would likely continue Monday as airlines rescheduled hundreds of cancelled flights.
Both airports had been shut down until further notice earlier Sunday, as the cloud from renewed volcanic activity on the Atlantic island spread over Europe, officials said.
Friday, Iceland’s Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management reported that volcano under the Eyjafjallajoekull glacier, 120 km south-east of Reykjavik, was again spewing increased amounts of ash.
Airspace was also closed in the Czech Republic and Austria late Sunday.
Last month chaos hit European airports for days as a cloud of ash spread over the continent.
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