The continuing volcanic activity in Iceland has caused further disruption in Irish Airspace today with several Irish airports closed for at least part of the day.
Flights to and from Irish airports are grounded after increased activity from Eyjafjallajokull volcano produced denser ash emissions higher into the atmosphere.
The IAA said Donegal airport would be restricted from 8am until further notice, followed by Sligo at 9am and Dublin and Ireland West (Knock) at 11am.
Waterford, Kerry and Cork airports are unlikely to be affected until after 2pm.
No restrictions are planned for Shannon or Galway but this is open to review.The Irish Aviation Authority said a further update will be issued mid-morning.
All passengers have been advised to contact their airline.
The IAA announced the renewed restrictions around midnight last night. Aer Lingus said it is to cancel flights to destinations across Europe, including Rome, Milan, Warsaw, Vienna, Naples, UK, Paris and Portugal.
Customers were advised to expect further cancellations throughout the day. Those arriving from North America today for Ireland vacations are unlikely to be affected as all flights are scheduled to arrive prior to the closing of Dublin Airport at 11am.
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The world’s top tourist guide, Lonely Planet, has named the hot places to visit in 2010 as Singapore, Vancouver, Sarajevo …… and Cork.
The Lonely Planet has included Cork in its list of the ‘Best in Travel 2010’.
The listing of Cork inthe influential guide will come as a massive boost for tourism in the region.
El Salvador, Germany and Greece are among the best countries in the world to features, but there is no place for Ireland on the list.
The Irish representation comes in the category of top cities – where Cork is listed alongside Abu Dhabi, Istanbul and Singapore.
The guide says visitors should be able to find inspiration in each city.
Cork Airport is the perfect access point to include Cork in your Ireland vacation.
Ryanair has announced further cuts to its winter schedule and job losses at Dublin, blaming the Government’s €10 tourism tax for a decline in business.
One of their planes will be grounded at both Dublin and Shannon for the winter.
“The Irish Government’s €10 tourist tax is ’tourism suicide’ which is devastating visitor numbers and jobs,” according to CEO Michael O’Leary.
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