Iceland volcano prompts airport closure

Experts say eruption will not cause repeat of last year's European air traffic standstill.

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    Iceland's most active volcano has started erupting, prompting the closure of the country's main international airport.

    But experts say the eruption of the Grimsvotn volcano is unlikely to cause a repeat of the disturbance to European air traffic caused by another Icelandic volcano last year.

    Last year, another eruption led to a major air travel chaos for days, affecting some 10 million travellers.

    Al Jazeera's Catherine Stancl reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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