|North America & Europe Flights Courtesy: BBC|
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BBC News Article: Europe starts to resume flights
While there was good news for a few airports across Europe, London's Heathrow International Airport, the main hub in Europe, remained closed posting the following notice on their website:
Flights suspended until further notice
Last updated: 09:55 BST, Tuesday 20 April 2010
Based on advice from NATS, all flights to and from Heathrow remain suspended until further notice.
This time of year is typically when the cruise lines reposition their ships from the Caribbean to Europe. Some have departed already for those journeys while a few will be leaving in the next several days. Cunard has regularly scheduled crossings between New York and England. As of this past weekend, there had been some availability on those cruises, and the cruise line's reservations systems were flooded with calls, both from people seeking passage as well as passengers looking for assistance. Most Trans-Atlantic crossings in the next month are currently sold out and wait-listed. Cunard indicated that the wait-list had over 1,000 names for example.