Flights grounded until Sunday

Kate ScotterThe chaos caused by the volcanic eruption in Iceland will continue over the weekend, with planes from and to Norwich International Airport likely to be grounded until at least Sunday morning – but a growing number of insurers have agreed to pay out to stranded passengers.Kate Scotter

Passengers face another 24 hours of disruption as restrictions on British airspace have been extended until at least Saturday morning.

All flights into and out of Norwich International Airport have been cancelled again today as the air traffic control body Nats extended its restrictions on UK airspace until at least 1am tomorrow.

Flights at Stansted and Luton have also been cancelled.

However, a small number of services are being permitted into and out of Northern Ireland and western Scotland.


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The restrictions came into force yesterday lunchtime after a volcanic eruption in Iceland. The volcano spewed ash into the atmosphere which is said to play havoc which the machinery of aircraft.

A flight which was due to arrive at Norwich International Airport from Barbados has been diverted to Prestwick, Glasgow, and is due to arrive at 11.50am. Transfers have been arranged.

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People are being advised to check with their airlines for more information on flights and alternative flight dates.

For more flight information, go to www.norwichairport.co.uk

People who were due to fly with Flybe, the main operator out of Norwich, are asked to call 0871 700 2000.

Have you been affected by the cancelled flights? Call reporter Kate Scotter on 01603 772326 or email kate.scotter@archant.co.uk

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