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April 15th, 2010
03:07 PM ET

U.S. airlines cancel Europe flights

The closure of United Kingdom airspace prompted the cancellation of numerous flights.

The closure of United Kingdom airspace prompted the cancellation of numerous flights.

Marnie Hunter
CNN

Americans flying to Europe on Thursday are in for some bumps in their itineraries as clouds of volcanic ash from Iceland close airspace in parts of Europe.

The United Kingdom's airspace was closed about noon Thursday (7 a.m. ET) and will be closed until at least 7 a.m. (2 a.m. ET) Friday, air traffic authorities said. Delta Air Lines has suspended service into and out of the UK for the rest of Thursday, spokesman Anthony Black said.

"At this point, it's only the UK (other flights have departed/arrived for the day). We will automatically rebook any cancelled flights. We are waiting to hear additional info from European air traffic controllers before we make any other adjustments," Black said in an e-mail.

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