Despite reports of a F-16 fighter aircraft’s engine having been damaged while flying through the volcanic ash cloud spread across Northern Europe for five days, a few airports in the affected region opened on Monday, while others announced plans of doing so.
<b1>Finland opened Helsinki’s main airport, Germany allowed Lufthansa to fly 15,000 stranded passengers back home, while Britain announced that flight restrictions over Scotland would be removed on Tuesday, and other airports in the country could open as well.
Experts also noted Iceland’s Eyjafjoell volcano was spewing less ash, a sign that the eruption could be tapering off.
Helpline: The civil aviation ministry has set up a control room to help stranded fliers: 011-24632950,
(extn. 2333) between 8 am and 8 pm.