A new cloud of ash from a volcano in Iceland triggered fresh disruptions in European air travel yesterday, with Ireland shutting down several of its airports and Britain imposing a no-fly zone on parts of its airspace.


The Irish Aviation Authority said three northwestern airports were closed from early yesterday and Dublin would be shut from 2 p.m. EDT until at least 8 p.m. today, but indicated that the disruption might not last very long.


“The outlook ... looks better, I wouldn't be too optimistic for the early part of the day but the later part of the day looks better and as the week goes on, it should improve,” IAA Chief Executive Eamon Brennan told national broadcaster RTE.