Michael Brown, a duty manager at SFO, said two flights to London's Heathrow Airport were canceled on Wednesday because of the eruption. The volcano Eyjafjoll in southern Iceland began erupting late Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey shows.
A British Airways flight that departed SFO for Heathrow on Wednesday evening returned to the Bay Area at around 2:45 a.m. because of the ash cloud, Brown said. Airports in Ireland and Nordic countries have also been closed because of the ash cloud.
Travelers are advised to check with airlines to confirm travel plans. So far, flights from Mineta San Jose and Oakland international airports, have not been affected. Neither of those airporrts offer direct flights to Europe.
Rob Mayeda's Weather and Volcano Detail
Rob Mayeda gives you Bay Area weather forecast and some very interesting details on the volcano in Iceland.
(Published Thursday, April 15, 2010)
The FAA is working to reroute some flights.
Check out this awesome video of the volcano:
Published at 8:33 AM PDT on Apr 15, 2010 | Updated at 12:27 PM PDT on Apr 15, 2010