Flights at Stansted Airport have been grounded for a further day due to the continuing problems with a cloud of volcanic ash.
The airport was deserted yesterday after its closure at midday on Thursday. NATS, the air traffic authority, made further announcements today outlining that there will be no air movement until Saturday morning at the earliest.
All passengers have been advised to stay at home until the airport re-opens. Stansted Airport, which is operated by BAA, posted a notice on their website stating: "Passengers should not travel to any BAA airport, but should contact their airline for re-ticketing information."
The ash, which came from the Icelandic volcanic Eyjafjallajokull glacier, has been causing disruption for fliers across the UK, with all air traffic being banned following fears the ash could lead to aircraft engine failure or could even be sucked into the cabin, posing a risk to passengers.
Further information on flights from Stansted Airport is available via their website.