Hungary reopens airspace - air traffic controller

Hungary has fully opened its airspace, effective immediately, Hungarocontrol said on Tuesday.

Hungary reopens airspace - air traffic controller

Hungary has fully opened its airspace, effective immediately, Gyula Hangyal, deputy director of air traffic at air traffic control agency Hungarocontrol said on Tuesday.

"Hungary, being far from the eruption and the air space where ashes are present in high concentration, similar to neighbouring countries ... considers its air space below 6,000 metres (19,680 ft) as a low concentration area," Hangyal said.

Hungary closed part of its air space below 6,000 metres earlier on Tuesday.

"Therefore from an air traffic point of view, the air space is open, and Ferihegy International Airport (in Budapest) is open," Hangyal added.

Airlines have to assess risks on their own, he said, adding that Hungarocontrol will revise its assessment of the situation once in every six hours.
 

Reuters

Last Mod: 20 Nisan 2010, 11:42
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