Articles by Eyjafjallajokull

  • End of the World Portents: 8 Top Destinations for Volcano Tourism

    January 23 2013 10:49 AM

    Toward the end of 2012, at the peak of speculations if there would be an apocalypse because of the Mayan Calendar prediction, there was global attention on volcanic eruptions. However, instead of fearing these end-of-the-world portents, amid more reports of increased volcanic activities in different parts of the world, crafty tour operators are benefiting from these potential volcanic blasts by promoting volcano tourism.

  • Iceland’s Katla Volcano: Long Term Effects if Katla Erupts

    October 18 2011 10:12 AM

    If Iceland's Katla Volcano awakens from slumber and erupts, Icelanders and air travelers won't be the only ones affected. Eruptions from large volcanoes have wreaked havoc on Earth's ecosystem by lowering temperatures and thinning the ozone layer.

  • Iceland’s Katla Volcano Eruption Imminent: Could Surpass Last Year’s Eruption

    October 14 2011 2:16 PM

    Iceland's Katla Volcano, which has a magma chamber that is ten times the size of Eyjafjallajokull, is showing signs of an imminent eruption.

  • The Volcanic Ash Cloud Menace: To Fly or not to fly?

    June 19 2011 9:46 AM

    A week after ash clouds canceled flights in Australia and New Zealand, flights are returning normal as the ash clouds have moved away. Australia's Qantas resumed domestic flights resumed June 16. Jetstar, Virgin Australia, and Air New Zealand have also restarted flights. The ash clouds reached South Africa on Saturday, and South African Airways promptly suspended flights.

  • More passengers travelled through Sydney Airport in April

    May 20 2010 10:56 PM

    Airport operator MAp Airports Ltd has reported Thursday that Sydney Airport saw a spike in domestic travellers which lifted the terminal’s overall passenger numbers by 6.4 percent in April, with the local passengers’ traffic jumping by 8.6 percent while international travellers contributed a bit with 1.5 percent increase.

  • Ralph hails Matt Preston as 'wanker of the year'

    May 17 2010 4:07 PM

    The editor from Ralph Magazine says that MasterChef judge Matt Preston is on the number one spot for being "pompous."

  • Qantas cleared to fly

    April 23 2010 6:38 AM

    Qantas Airlines is cleared today to fly its planes to London's Heathrow airport after several of the flights were suspended overnight due to fresh ash clouds from Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano.