UPDATED: 21.00 CET
Europe's airlines and airports have called for an immediate reassessment of flight restrictions imposed because of volcanic ash from Iceland, the BBC reports. Flights are set to resume across the former Yugoslavia later tonight. According to the latest metrological information, the cloud of ash should completely clear over Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia by 02.00 CET Monday morning.
At 18.00 CET airports in Niš, Podgorica and Tivat reopened. Belgrade will open at midnight. Despite the Montenegrin airspace reopening, the country's national carrier has cancelled all services today.
All of Adria Airways’ flights have been cancelled for today. At 20.30 CET Adria will announce the scale on which it will be operating tomorrow.
All airports in Croatia have reopened with the exception of Osijek which remains closed. Croatia Airlines has already operated or will operate the following flight tonight: Split - Rome (2 return flights), Zagreb - Dubrovnik (2 flights), Zagreb - Split and Zagreb - Sarajevo.
Bosnia and Herzegovina's airspace has been reopened as has Sarajevo Airport since 12.00 CET. Although, nearly all flights to and from Sarajevo have been cancelled.
Macedonian airspace was open today. However, most services from Skopje had been cancelled as they were due to operate either to Western Europe or the former Yugoslavia.
Airlines are losing millions for each day that their aircraft spend on the ground. The ash drama could have a big impact on the finances of EX-YU airlines, especially when their already less than impressive balance sheets are taken into account.