British Airways: Bermuda Flight Cancelled

May 17, 2010

Due to the return of the volcanic ash, the Bermuda flight to London has been cancelled tonight [May 16]. There were 103 passengers due to leave the island on the flight this evening, with most returning to their homes and the remainder were booked into local hotels.

The aircraft will remain in Bermuda for the night, until the UK Civil Aviation Authority gives London airspace the all-clear.

The April 14, 2010 eruption at Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokul volcano caused severe disruptions, with international and Bermuda flights cancelled for almost a week in April. In what can hardly be taken as a good sign, the volcano’s last eruption, starting in 1821, is said to have rumbled on for two years.

A video report from today from the UK’s ITN news:

British Airways local spokesperson Sallie Singleton said:

As the UK Civil Aviation Authority has closed London airspace this evening,
British Airways flight BA 2232 due to depart for London tonight, has had to
be night-stopped in Bermuda.

Like all airlines flying into London airports this is likely to cause significant
disruption to our operations on Monday.

Passengers are requested to check the status of their flights on
before heading to the airport.

We apologise for the inconvenience caused, but this situation is beyond our control


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