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Ash chaos continues to frustrate passengers and carriers

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Volcanic ash from Iceland continues to frustrate millions of passengers and the aviation industry as the skies are hit by yet another day of disruption.

According to Eurocontrol around 4,000 flights will take to the air today compared to the 24,000 on a normal Sunday.

However, Spain’s secretary of state for EU affairs said its possible that 50 per cent of European flights could take off on Monday.

Earlier today German air traffic control opened six airports in five cities for three hours to allow flights to and from the east after spotting a gap in the ash cloud.

Southern Europe has been hit less hard with flights taking place in parts of Spain, Portugal and France, the southern Balkans, southern Italy, Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey.

However, in northern Europe the situation remains dire with airports empty, passengers stranded, and aircraft on the apron.