Keflavik Airport reopens

 

The main international airport in Iceland is finally reopening after being shut down for three days due to the country’s erupting volcano.

 

Keflavik Airport was closed on Friday after easterly winds started to blow ash from the volcano toward the capital, Reykjavik. On Monday, the airport reopened.

 

Flights across Europe were put on hold for several days after the volcanic eruption, beginning on April 14th. Over 100, 000 flights were canceled and airlines are expected to lose more than $2 billion.

 

Initially, Iceland wasn’t severely affected because winds blew the ash southeast toward Europe.

 

According to scientist, the volcano is still disgorging ash, but the cloud is only around 2.5 kilometeres (1.5 miles) high, which is not high enough to hit jet streams.

 

Source: msnbc

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