The recent volcanic eruption of Mount Eyjafjallajökull in Iceland has once again brought home the effect that volcanoes can have on society, even in a technologically-advanced society. Businesses lost trade. Figure 9: Impact of eruption on the interest in travelling to Iceland 11 ... eruption of Eyjafjallajökull, which started in April and lasted until early June 2010, had led ... about the impact of the eruption for this important economic sector, the tourism authorities As volcanoes go, Eyjafjallajökull [â¦] The ash plume from the eruption reached as high as 7km into the air, and the glass-rich ash caused major disruptions in air travel. In April 2010, Eyjafjallajökull, a volcano in southern Iceland, began spewing several kilometres of volcanic ash into the atmosphere.The cloud of ash forced the greatest airspace closure since World War II, cancelling nearly 100,000 flights and disrupting the travel plans of tourists and business travelers alike throughout northern Europe. There was an extensive air travel disruption caused by the closure of airspace over many countries affecting the travel arrangements of hundreds of thousands of people in Europe and elsewhere. Moreover, âglobal effects of the disruption on GDP were the smallest in Asia at US$517 million, equivalent to around 0.16% of the regionâs GDP for the weekâ (The Economic Impacts of Air Travel Restrictions Due to Volcanic Ash, 2010, p. 8). The eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland on 20 March 2010 affected the economic, political and cultural activities in Europe and across the world.rnrnThere was an extensive air travel disruption caused by the closure of airspace over many countries affecting the travel arrangements of hundreds of thousands of people in Europe and elsewhere. Effects of the eruption within Europe. According to BBC (2010), Kenya was reported to export 400 tones of flower to airship to the UK however it was up in the air because there was no â¦ Earthquakes and Eruptions in Iceland 2010 from hjalli on Vimeo. This study concerns only the impact on the year 2010. When Eyjafjallajökull erupted in 2010, it clogged the atmosphere with so much volcanic ash that at one point the plume was grounding tens of thousands of â¦ The last historical eruption of Eyjafjallajökull prior to an eruption in 2010 produced intermediate-to-silicic tephra from the central caldera during December 1821 to January 1823 . The key research question put forward is: What is the impact of Eyjafjallajökull eruption in 2010 on airline operations as regard to tourist arrivals to ... the hardest hit by the global financial crisis and economic recession with -4% (UNWTO . No resources for later tourism figures During the same period Iceland only had a decrease of -2% (Icelandic Tourist The nature â¦ It wasn't named the volcano that 'Stopped the â¦ The economic impacts of Eyjafjallajokull eruption not only hit on the European economic but also affected on African economies. Two eruptions at Eyjafjallajökull in 2010. The eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland on 20th March 2010 affected the economic, political and cultural activities in Europe and across the world.. Ash transported toward mainland Europe led to closure of large part of European airspace for many days, with global disruption of air traffic and economic influence at an unprecedented scale. An explosive summit eruption beginning 14 April, with sustained activity until 22 May. The eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano on 14 April 2010 affected the economic, political and cultural activities in Europe and across the world. Travel was severely disrupted as many flights were cancelled between 14 and 21 April 2010. 4 2011b. Air operators lost millions of pounds each day.