Transatlantic flights re-routed via Glasgow due to Iceland airport closure

icelandairgroup_logo87Due to the closure of Keflavik International Airport in Iceland, Icelandair has announced it will be temporarily re-routing its transatlantic flights through Glasgow again today.

Iceland’s international airport is closed again today due to the ash cloud coverage near the airport’s landing site in Keflavik. Nevertheless, Iceland’s weather and wind direction is very unpredictable and can change suddenly, which will result in the immediate reopening of the airport and flights.

However, in the meantime, flights originating from Europe will be re-routed to Glasgow; with direct flights to New York and Boston. Transatlantic flights originating from the US will also be re-routed to Glasgow; Icelandair will then operate direct flights to Copenhagen and Oslo.

Further information concerning the aforementioned re-routed flights can by found via a new website organised by the Icelandair Group. This website holds all the essential information on re-routed flights, information about ash coverage, passenger safety and volcanic activity.

Passengers currently awaiting flights with Icelandair can also find regularly updated information on the situation in Iceland, what to do next, flight refunds and how to re-book flights.

Icelandair Group’s website also contains links to reliable sources of information from the Civil Protection Department, Icelandic Tourist Board, Volcanic Advisory from London and the Icelandic Met Office.

The website hosted by Icelandair Group can be found at http://www.icelandairgroup.com/volcano. This site is updated regularly.