Ash from Iceland's volcano shuts European airports

An unidentified airport employee walks away through the empty check area area inside Sa Carneiro Airport in Porto, Portugal, Sunday, May 9, 2010. Dozens of flights in France, Italy and Portugal were cancelled Sunday as airspace was closed because of an ash cloud drifting over from a volcano in Iceland that caused major air travel chaos last month. In Portugal, all flights to and from the northern city of Porto were suspended. (AP Photo/Paulo Duarte)

May 9, 2010 6:38:04 PM PDT
Airlines canceled hundreds of flights across Europe and added hours to trans-Atlantic journeys Sunday as planes were diverted around a large plume of ash spewed by an Icelandic volcano and stretching from Greenland to Portugal.