Polish airspace reopened this morning, and flights to areas that are considered safe from volcanic ash have resumed. However, Jarosław Niewiński, the deputy director of Poland’s air navigation oversight body, told reporters that it will be “several days” before traffic returns to normal. It may even take weeks to accommodate all of the passengers who were unable to fly in the previous week.
Polish airline LOT has resumed flights, with several planes coming in from New York, Chicago, and Toronto. The airline has also resumed some flights to Europe and within the country.
Poland’s airspace was closed yesterday after the Polish Air Navigation Services Agency deemed commercial flights unsafe due to the volcanic ash.