Michael Seamark and Ray Massey
UK Daily Mail
April 17, 2010
One million Britons were stranded abroad last night by the travel paralysis caused by volcanic ash.
The unprecedented air lockdown was extended until at least 1am tomorrow, with Qantas cancelling all flights to Europe until further notice, and the chaos and confusion will drift well into next week.
British Airways has cancelled all short-haul flights until Monday morning, following the lead of Ryanair which has also cancelled all flights until the start of the week.
Some holidaymakers in Spain were told they face a ten-day wait for a flight home and the delays – coming at the end of the Easter holiday period – intensified problems caused by the massive Icelandic eruption.
This article was posted: Saturday, April 17, 2010 at 5:05 am