New wave of volcanic ash shuts down airports

Most European countries reopened their airspace today for the first time since the eruption of a volcano in Iceland, but travelers shouldn't rejoice just yet.

A new wave of ash from the Eyjafjallajokull volcano is now drifting from Iceland. It has already forced Norway to close many of its airports.

Most airports in France, Italy, Austria and Sweden have reopened, allowing thousands of stranded passengers to reach their destinations.

However, British officials announced today that their airports will likely remain closed one more day.

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