This collection concerns the eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland and the ensuing 'Ash Cloud Crisis' April 2010.

In response to concerns that ash ejected by the volcano in April would damage aircraft engines, the controlled airspace of many countries was closed to traffic, resulting in the largest air traffic shut-down since World War II. The closures caused millions of passengers to be stranded not only in Europe, but across the world. This collection shows the UK government's response to the ash cloud crisis; including travel advice for airline passengers and official announcements on the crisis from the Met Office and the UK Civil Aviation Authority.