by The Associated Press
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
LONDON -- Britain's government said U.K. airports -- including London's Heathrow Airport -- would reopen Tuesday, as European terminals lurched back to life while the danger from Iceland's volcanic ash plume eased.
Transport Secretary Andrew Adonis said all British airports would reopen at 5 p.m. EDT allowing passenger services into the U.K. to resume. Britain's Civil Aviation Authority said all U.K. airspace would reopen at the same time.
British Airways said it hoped to land as many as 25 flights Tuesday evening -- from the United States, Africa and Asia into London.
But forecasters said more delays to flights bound for Europe were possible. Airspace in Germany remained largely closed until 8 p.m. EDT but about 800 flights were allowed to fly at low altitude.