Subang (24 May 2011): The volcanic eruption in Iceland two days ago has produced ash from a massive plume of smoke in the Icelandic airspace, resulting in the closure of all airports in that country.

Europe's air traffic control organisation is monitoring the situation and will advise airlines on the possible spread of this ash to parts of Europe. Malaysia Airlines flights between KLIA and Europe are currently operating as scheduled as at this point of time.

Malaysia Airlines’ Director of Operations, Capt Mohamed Azharuddin said, “We are closely monitoring the situation daily. Where the situation warrants, our flight operations to and from Europe will be reviewed, customers notified personally and via our web-sites. We will also, where possible, offer them alternatives to minimise disruptions to their travel plans.”

“Customers can also keep in touch with us at 1-300-88-3000 in Malaysia, contact the nearest Malaysia Airlines office or log on to our website for further updates on the situation,” he added.

Malaysia Airlines currently operates twice daily B747-400 flights to London, once daily B747-400 to Amsterdam and B777-200 to Paris, five times weekly B777-200 to Frankfurt and three times weekly B777-200 to Rome.