What a crazy last few days with the volcanic ash huh? Unless you ONLY get your news from AirlineReporter.com (not advised btw), you probably know about this volcano in Iceland that erupted and causing complete havoc for flights to and from Europe.
I don’t want to re-hash all that is out there already on this, but share a few interesting things I have run into:
* Volcano Likely To Boost 2010 Airlines Losses Above $3 Billion (via Aviation Week’s blog Things with Wings).
* Dallas businessman describes the scene from London (via Airline Biz Blog)
Having all these flights be cancelled is a HUGE issue. Even once the flights are back airborne again, it is going to be days for the airlines to play catch up. Not only are there so many passengers that need to get where they are going, but flight crews and aircraft are not where they need to be.
To me, this is a good reminder on how important air travel is to our entire world. How difficult it was to get to/from Europe (from the US) before air transportation.