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22 European Flights To or From LAX Today Will Fly as Scheduled

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After several days of complete air travel stoppage between global destinations and Europe due to the spread of volcanic ash in the airspace, a combined 22 departing and arriving flights will take place between Los Angeles International Airport and airports in London, Paris, Zurich, Amsterdam, and Frankfurt. The airspace over Europe began to open gradually yesterday, which benefited about 2,000 passengers who were able to depart on aircraft already waiting on the ground at LAX. For the remainder of today, " 8 departure flights and 14 arrival flights are scheduled to/from Europe," notes a press release, serving 2,500 departing and 3,000 arriving passengers.

Airlines say it will take several days to recover and accommodate the thousands of travelers stranded due to the eruption of Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull volcano. Check out satellite images of the volcano and the ash over Europe captured by NASA last week here.