3,000 Airline Passengers Still Stuck in L.A. Due to Volcanic Ash
U.K. and European flights operated as normal today, but around 3,000 passengers remain in Los Angeles, LAX officials announced tonight. Volcanic ash that drifted over the continent after Eyjafjallajökull in Iceland erupted last week affected flights around the world, including about 35 daily inbound and outbound LAX flights. All of those flights are expected to run tomorrow, but significant delays are expected.
British Airways and Virgin Atlantic, both which have the most flights from LAX to London, and Air France, which has the most flights to Paris, experienced the most impacts. Those three airlines are expected to work through their backlog of passengers throughout the weekend. Other airlines, such as Air New Zealand, American, United and Air Tahiti Nui, are expected to complete their backlog by the end of tonight.