Sophie Freeman and Richard Simpson
UK Daily Mail
April 19, 2010
The blanket ban on flying to and from the UK will be lifted as early as 6am tomorrow, airport sources revealed this afternoon.
Scottish airspace will reopen first, followed by the Midlands around midday and airports in the South at around 6pm.
A statement is expected later this afternoon but the news will come as a massive relief to the thousands of British travellers stranded abroad – although the backlog of flights is likely to take days to clear.
A source at Heathrow told the Mail: ‘At between 6pm and 7pm tomorrow night, we will have a controlled opening of Heathrow.
‘Every door of every terminal will be manned by police and airport security. Unless you have a print-out of a document which proves you are on a flight leaving on Tuesday night, you will not be allowed in the terminal. There will be an airline representative on each door of each terminal. Each passenger will be ticked off from a list before being allowed to enter.
This article was posted: Monday, April 19, 2010 at 11:44 am