European Union says skies may be safe

About a dozen test flights on Sunday are helping to determine if the European skies are safe for travel after massive ash deposits are delaying travel, but officials are still not sure yet.
Air traffic could return to 50 percent of normal levels by Monday reported the Star Tribune, but normal air traffic remains unclear.
Since the eruption from beneath southern Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull glacier last week, alrines have been losing about $200 million a day reported CNN. As of Sunday, airlines have lost $1 billion worldwide.
About 80 percent of European airspace has been closed for the fourth consecutive day on Sunday reported the Star Tribune. Only 4,000 of 20,000 flights have been able airborne.

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