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Fresh ash cloud stops flights ahead of BA strike

The Guardian, 17 May 2010
Publié le : 17 mai 2010
 Dan Milmo 

"Air passengers face a week of travel disruption as a fresh cloud of volcanic ash drifts across the UK and British Airways cabin crew prepare to embark on a 20-day strike.

"Early this morning a no-fly zone was imposed until at least 7am for an area covering Northern Ireland, parts of Scotland and southern England including London airports, while airports in Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds and Prestwick were expected to reopen after a day of closures. Cardiff is open but operations may be limited.

"The cloud is forecast to leave UK airspace by Tuesday, when 11,000 BA flight attendants are due to start the first of four five-day strikes. Frantic attempts to halt the walkouts will take placetomorrow, with BA seeking a high court injunction in the morning followed by face-to-face talks with the Unite trade union in the afternoon, as well as discussions with the transport secretary, Philip Hammond."

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