With the news that yet another volcano has erupted in the small island nation of Iceland, many will be wondering if this will have any effect on their planned flights.

While the summertime is usually associated with travelling abroad, many opt to travel in November and December to escape the colder conditions.

In previous years, eruptions in the nearby country have had a severe impact on the aviation industry such as in 2010 when an ash cloud forced many nations to shut down air travel for weeks.

How dangerous is the Icelandic volcano eruption?

Some 4000 people have been evacuated in Iceland because of theĀ eruption and associated seismic activity, according to Sky News.

In previous years, eruptions have taken place in unpopulated regions of the island but there are now growing fears that this occurrence poses a direct threat to the nearby town ofĀ Grindavik on theĀ Southern Peninsula.

Speaking of the eruption, the Icelandic Met Office said: "Seismic activity together with measurements from GPS devices indicate that the magma is moving to the southwest and the eruption may continue in the direction of Grindavik."

Will the 2023 Iceland volcano eruption affect flights?

With many being reminded of theĀ travel disruption experienced almost 14 years ago, someĀ will be eager to find out how this eruption will affect their flights.

The Icelandic Government has said that "the eruption does not present a threat to life," adding that the international airport in Reykjavik- located two miles from the lava flow - remains open.

It said:Ā "There are no disruptions to flights to and from Iceland and international flight corridors remain open."Ā 

Speaking of the possible flight disruption, Icelandic foreign ministerĀ Bjarni Benediktsson said on X (formally known as Twitter) thatĀ "there are no disruptions to flights to and from Iceland, and international flight corridors remain open".