The British Airways Cabin Crews are now officially on strike this week and two additional five-day strikes are planned for May 30 and June 5. The strike has reduced overall BA traffic by 60 percent and its long haul traffic by 50 percent. See this article by the BBC for details.
On a related front, the volcano in Iceland has gone into a quiescent stage, although no one knows if the eruptions are over, or if the drop in action is just a lull. During the Eyjafallajokull volcano’s last major eruption (in the 1800s), it erupted on and off over a period of two years. For an excellent and informative graphic presentation on the volcano’s eruptions along with the why and how of their influence on air traffic, see this presentation from the BBC.
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