May 25th 2011
Berlin (CNN) — Some German airports were reopened Wednesday after a cloud of volcanic ash forced the cancellation of hundreds of flights, the nation’s aviation authorities said.
Bremen has reopened and Hamburg is allowing takeoffs and landings, according to Deutsche Flugsicherung, the German aviation safety agency.
Airports in Berlin will resume flights at 2 p.m. local time ( 8 a.m. ET).
The Grimsvotn volcano in Iceland, which erupted Saturday, is not quite dead yet, but it is unlikely to blow up again, said Steinunn Jakobsdottir of the Icelandic Meteorological Office.
The closures affected at least 600 flights in Germany, authorities said.
Poland could be affected later in the day, the European air traffic control agency Eurocontrol said
But the ash cloud is dissipating and much of the rest of European air travel is expected to be running normally Wednesday, the agency said.