The recent eruptions of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland were a stark reminder of nature’s ability to bring human activity to an abrupt standstill. The cloud of smoke that drifted over Western Europe made aviation travel untenable, returning European skies to a quietude not felt for decades. Yet, while the effects of the eruption were
The financial damage caused by the Icelandic volcano to the global aviation industry could be greater than the September 11 terrorist attack in the US in 2001, say experts.
The eruption of ash cloud from the Eyjafjallajokull Glacier in Iceland, which began April 14, has halted air traffic throughout central and northern Europe, leaving thousands of