By Claire West

As a result of the eruption of the Grimsvotn volcano in Iceland on Saturday evening Loganair operating out of Glasgow airport have cancelled 36 flights on Tuesday.

These are the first flights to be cancelled but the the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) warned that further disruption to aviation couldn’t be ruled out.

The CAA earlier today said that new arrangements put in place since last year’s volcanic ash cloud would ensure high levels of public safety while helping to limit any disruption in the event that volcanic ash reaches UK airspace this week.

Andrew Haines, Chief Executive of the CAA, said:
“Our number one priority is to ensure the safety of people both onboard aircraft and on the ground. We can’t rule out disruption, but the new arrangements that have been put in place since last year’s ash cloud mean the aviation sector is better prepared and will help to reduce any disruption in the event that volcanic ash affects UK airspace.”