From the monthly archives: August 2014

Ash cloud

Airlines have been issued a red alert by the Icelandic Met Office after an eruption at the Bardarbunga volcano began overnight. Icelandic Air Traffic Control has closed the airspace above the eruption up to a height of 18,000 feet, but no volcanic ash is being detected with the radar system ‘at the moment’.

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German carrier Lufthansa (LH) is facing the threat of fresh strike action over changes to an early retirement scheme and pay structure.

Discussions with German pilots’ union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC), which represents most of Lufthansa’s 5,400 pilots, broke down over the weekend and the union has now decided in favour of “imminent industrial action”.

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