Lava appeared on the surface of the Reykjanes peninsula around 12:00UTC from the crack at the northern edge of Fagradalsfjall mountain. The area is situated between Reykjavik and Keflavik. The Icelandic Meteorological Office issued a red aviation code, saying ash could rise into the atmosphere. Only emergency and investigative flights on behalf of the Department of Civil Protection are allowed until 19:00UTC today, says NOTAM 0373/22. The new eruption does not affect flights at Keflavik international airport (ICAO: BIKF).
Isavia issued NOTAM A-NOTAM 0365/22, regulating VFR flights in the eruption area: “Due to an ongoing volcanic eruption at Krysuvik, the Icelandic transport authority, in cooperation with Isavia ANS, has decided on a plan to be followed to maintain safety on a flight within the area. To facilitate the flow of traffic to and from BIR2 and BIRK, a new VFR route named B6 has been added between Keilir and Kvartmila. Flights entering BIR2 may expect to fly 6A. Flights exiting BIR2 may expect to fly B6.”