There’s a 4.20 story on the Huffington Post claiming that “scientists fear tremors [from] the Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull volcano could trigger an even more dangerous eruption at the nearby Katla volcano, creating a worst-case scenario for the airline industry and travelers around the globe.
“A Katla eruption would be 10 times stronger and shoot higher and larger plumes of ash into the air than its smaller neighbor, which has already brought European air travel to a standstill for five days and promises severe travel delays for days more.”
If Katla erupts over the next few days there’s obviously a chance that Cannes Film Festival flights could be interrupted or affected to some degree. It’s only 19 days away. Perhaps airlines will re-figure established routes from the U.S. to southern France. You know…fly in a more southerly direction (over Spain, let’s say) and avoid the Northern European ash plume situation altogether.