UPDATE: “We are not the masters of the situation.”
This from a Danish civil aviation authority spokesman regarding the decision to close the airspace in Denmark. This situation in northern Europe is unprecedented, for sure; Heathrow normally handles about 1,200 flights and 180,000 passengers per day. I’ll bet the Eurostar train through the Channel Tunnel and the ferries over to Europe are bursting at the seams! -Alex
In case you haven’t heard, all flights in the UK have been cancelled! Every single flight, at every single airport, is grounded. A volcanic explosion at Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull Glacier is causing a “cloud of ash” to cover most of Europe — and could cause problems for airplanes. This article explains the details fairly well.