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Airlines on Alert as Iceland Volcano Threatens Eruption

Per Bloomberg News, airlines are on alert as one of Iceland’s biggest volcanoes rumbles to life, threatening ash clouds that could force flight cancellations across the North Atlantic, the busiest international travel market.

The seismic activity raised concern that airlines may face a repeat of the 2010 disruptions when a cloud belched from the Eyjafjallajokull volcano forced carriers to erase more than 100,000 flights and caused about $1.7 billion in lost revenue. Ash is a menace to jetliners because the glass-like particles can damage engines by melting and congealing.

Read the full article from Bloomberg here.

MIQ Logistics will monitor the situation and any possible impact to your supply chain. We will provide additional updates as needed.

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