CORRECTION: More carriers drop Scotland flights as ash cloud advances

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(Corrects story to say that British Midland International (BMI) had not cancelled flights to Glasgow and Edinburgh at the time the earlier article was published.)

More European airlines have cancelled their flights to and from Scotland as the Icelandic ash cloud makes its way southwards.

British Airways, Aer Lingus, Ryanair, EasyJet, Flybe and Jet2 have cancelled their flights on 24 May to Glasgow, Aberdeen, Inverness and Edinburgh.

BMI said it had cancelled flights to Aberdeen earlier this morning but had been continuing to operate its Edinburgh and Glasgow services as normal. The carrier said that where other carriers "may have made the decision" to cancel flights "too soon", BMI had based its decision using "real-time information". However, an update on the carrier's website at 09:45 listed several Glasgow and Edinburgh flights as having now been cancelled.

KLM has also cancelled flights to Newcastle, which is close to the Scottish border.

Ryanair said it strongly objected to the Irish Aviation Authority's (IAA) advice to not operate flights to Scotland and added that it will seek a meeting with the IAA to have the restrictions removed.