Airlines balk at regulators' decisions to close airspace

05/12/2010 | Wall Street Journal, The

The volcano in Iceland continues to spew ash, disrupting air travel around the world. Meanwhile, airlines such as Ireland's Aer Lingus Group are questioning the analysis and decisions by regulators to shut down airports and airspace. A representative of the Volcanic Ash Advisory Center, which is part of the British Met Office, defended the analysis. "It's a proven and internationally endorsed model," she said.

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