April 21st, 2010
05:05 PM ET

Travel Update: Clearing the backlog and reopening flights

CNN Wire Staff

[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/TRAVEL/04/21/volcano.ash/smlvid.heathrow.afp.gi.jpg caption="Airports across Europe began reopening Wednesday" width=300 height=169]

Airports across Europe began reopening Wednesday, six days after ash from an Icelandic volcano forced the shutdown of airspace and stranded thousands of passengers around the world.

The airspace over most of the United Kingdom, Denmark, Norway, Belgium, Ireland, Sweden and Germany was open again, air traffic authorities said.

The airport in Helsinki, Finland, was briefly open on Wednesday but then closed again, airport officials said.

Keep reading for the latest travel developments...

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