British skies have started to reopen as a plume of volanic ash once again wreaks havoc for European air passengers.
The UK’s two busiest airports, London and Gatwick, were set to start some flights at 8am CET after being closed overnight.
No-fly zones are also in force in parts of Scotland and Northern Ireland.
The ash cloud is now drifting towards the Netherlands and the country’s two main hubs, Amsterdam Schiphol and Rotterdam, will shut until the early afternoon, forcing passengers to seek other means of transport.
Ash from the Eyjafjallajokull volcano has led to the cancellation of thousands of flights across Europe over the past month.
British skies start to reopen