European airspace could be poised for a radical shake-up after Germany’s state-owned air-traffic service, Deutsche Flugsicherung (DFS), has confirmed an interest in acquiring a shareholding in the UK’s National Air Traffic Services (NATS).
Tens of thousands of airline passengers remain stranded around the world as the volcanic dust cloud continues to ground virtually all flights across Northern Europe. UK airspace remains closed, with experts now warning that eruptions could continue for months.
The National Air Traffic Service has warned British airspace is likely to be closed until lunchtime tomorrow at the earliest, with severe disruption expected into next week. But what alternative options to travellers to and from the UK have?