With air traffic beginning to return to normalcy in Europe, airlines are tallying the bill for the six-day disruption in service caused by volcanic ash, with IATA estimating cumulative lost revenue at $1.7 billion. Almost all European airspace was available for commercial flights Wednesday, with more than 75% of scheduled flights expected to take place, the first day more than half had operated since April 14 (ATWOnline, April 21). Air France, for example, confirmed it was able to operate a ...

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