Traffic destined for French and Canadian airports [fr]
Traffic destined for French and Canadian airports
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Communiqué of the Spokesperson for the French Foreign Ministry
A volcano in the area of the Eyjafjallajokull glacier in southern Iceland erupted on April 14, 2010. The volcanic ash continues to spread causing very serious disruptions to the European airspace. The no-fly zone established on April 15 includes the French airspace.
European countries have gradually closed their airspace and airports. The ash cloud is currently covering the northern and central regions of Europe. Flights with European destinations have been cancelled.
French airports, located north of the Nantes-Lyon line have gradually been shutting down from Friday April 16 and Saturday April 17. Since the cloud is moving in the direction of south-east, airports located in the south-west of France, until Bordeaux, are expected to remain open. However, it remains difficult to predict how long the ash cloud will last and where it will move exactly due to the uncertainties surrounding the Icelandic vulcano activities and meteorological conditions in Europe.
The French authorities are following the situation very closely. The French Ministry of Transportation has put in place a crisis unit gathering all concerned French agencies, French airline companies and tour operators. Within this framework, exceptional measures will be implemented in order to assist the airline companies and the tour operators in organizing the return of their clients to France by using airports not affected by the ash cloud.
French Citizens Abroad
The Crisis Centre of the French Foreign Ministry, the French embassies and consulates abroad have completely mobilized in order to assist the French citizens affected by the crisis.
The travellers are advised to contact their airline companies and tour operators in order to verify the status of their flights and to obtain initial assistance.