Leeds & West Yorkshire

Flights resume at Leeds Bradford and Humberside Airport

Flights have returned to normal after an Icelandic volcanic eruption disrupted flights to and from Leeds Bradford and Humberside airports.

Eastern Airways Aberdeen flights to and from Humberside were cancelled, as were Northern Ireland and Scotland flights from Leeds Bradford.

Some flights were also grounded to avoid potential damage to aircraft engines from volcanic particles.

The Met Office said the ash had moved away from the UK towards the continent.

In a statement on its website, the Met Office said: "We continue to be in an improving situation and it seems likely that there will only be minimal ash over the UK and Europe as we enter the bank holiday weekend."

The British Geological Survey said the seismic activity of the volcano had reduced and the Icelandic Meteorological Office said GrÍmsvötn had stopped emitting ash.

The Met Office added: "The movement of the ash cloud will depend on whether we see any further volcanic eruptions and how weather patterns develop."

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