Like a lot of folks, including the europe-bound travelers who had to sleep at O’Hare Airport last week (see picture), we were surprised at the impact that the recent volcanic eruptions in Iceland have had on air travel. It turns out that because Europe’s air space is so confined, flights have few options for re-routing around the clouds of volcanic ash. Consequently, the biggest disruption to European air traffic since World War II happened last week. And finally, today, it seems to be easing.
Some ScanCafe customers have been affected by the disruptions, since some of our air freight routes go through Europe. We’ll be in touch with everybody who’s affected, but it’s good to know that the worst is behind us.
In the meantime, we can all go back to sleeping at home, instead of the airport.