More European airspace reopening
Airliners are gradually reoccupying the skies over Europe after massive disruptions due to ash from an eruptingvolcano in Iceland.
Germany's air traffic controllers say they're graduallyreopening the country's airspace today. London's Heathrow airport,Europe's busiest, has also reopened, delivering rays of hope tostranded travelers.
Officials say it will be weeks before all stranded travelers canbe brought home but with planes flying again passengers have areason for hope.
The International Air Transport Association says disruptions toEuropean air travel from the volcanic ash cloud have cost theindustry at least $1.7 billion.
Air traffic control agency Eurocontrol said it expects at least15,000 flights to go ahead across Europe. Generally, about 28,000flights are scheduled on Wednesdays across Europe.