Dutch airspace to remain closed until at least Saturday evening

April 17th, 2010 - 7:20 pm ICT by BNO News  

Volcano Eruption THE HAGUE (BNO NEWS) — Dutch authorities on Saturday said that the country’s airspace will remain closed until at least 8 p.m. local time.

Dutch airspace has been closed since 6 p.m. on Thursday to all commercial aircraft as a plume of ash from a volcano in Iceland continues to disrupt flights across Europe. “As a result of further analyses it became clear that with this continuing weather type Dutch airspace will remain closed until further order, but at least until 8 p.m. tonight,” a statement from the Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management read, saying Dutch airspace remains unsafe for planes.

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines earlier said it would cancel all flights in and out of Amsterdam Schiphol Airport on Saturday.

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