How an Icelandic Volcano Shut Down Europe’s Airspace

Eyjafjallajökull Awakes

by Dinah Deckstein, Manfred Dworschak, Marco Evers, Cordula Meyer, Gerald Traufetter

Translated from the German by Ella Ornstein. Der Spiegel 17 April 2010

The eruption of the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull has brought European aviation to a near-standstill in the worst disruptions since 9/11. Airlines are hemorrhaging money and tens of thousands of passengers […]