Mid last week, twitter was rocking with so many updates on Eyjafjallajökull it was hard to miss the news. Many civil aviation authorities throughout Europe ordered their country’s airspace closed because of a cloud of ash from a volcano in Iceland, forcing up to 6,000 flight cancellations across the continent.
The extent of the disruption reached major airports all around the world as flights in and out of Europe ground to a stop. The Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland has erupted for the second time in less than a month, melting ice, shooting smoke and steam into the air and forcing hundreds of people to flee rising flood waters. Here are my all time favourite shots of the horrific, terrifying yet arguably one of the most BEAUTIFUL and powerful images of all time, via www.boston.com
(Click here for 18 amazing photos)
1. Were you stranded in any airport during the time?
2. Which in your opinion is the best airport to be stranded in.. as in has the best facilities, and dealt with the disruptions in the most professional manner?
Here are the current statistics according to the Skytrax World Airport Awards:
BEST AIRPORTS : EUROPE
1 Munich Airport
2 Zurich Airport
3 Amsterdam Schiphol Airport
BEST AIRPORTS : ASIA
1 Singapore Changi Airport
2 Incheon International Airport
3 Hong Kong International Airport