Airport Closures in the North Ash Cloud Causes Flight Disruption in Germany

Hundreds of flights were cancelled in Germany and tens of thousands of passengers were forced to change their travel plans on Wednesday after the ash cloud from an Icelandic volcano shut the airports of Berlin, Hamburg and Bremen.
An aircraft in the sky above Düsseldorf on Tuesday. The ash cloud is disrupting flights to and from norrthern Germany on Wednesday.

An aircraft in the sky above Düsseldorf on Tuesday. The ash cloud is disrupting flights to and from norrthern Germany on Wednesday.

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