Robin Hood helps out

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ROBIN Hood Airport was called in to help out as volcanic ash disrupted flights in parts of Britain.

Extra flights were put on to and from Finningley as a number of flights from Scottish airports and Newcastle airport were stopped reaching their destinations on Tuesday as high levels of ash hung over Scotland and parts of northern England.

A spokesman for Robin Hood Airport said: “There has been no disruption with any of the Doncaster Sheffield Airport outbound flights but we have gained some aircraft from Glasgow and Newcastle to help with additional flights.”

There were concerns that high ash densities could return to the UK on Friday as the bank holiday getaway begins. Bosses at Robin Hood said the clear message was to check for updates from the individual airlines.