Chile volcano ash causes renewed air chaos in Australia

Chile volcano ash causes renewed air chaos in Australia

Sydney : Australia | Jun 21, 2011 at 12:25 PM PDT
Views: Pending
Chile Volcanic ash cloud delays Australian flights

In Australia, all flights have been cancelled and very important and bussiest airports of Sydney, Adelaide and Melbourne are shut down due to ash from Chilean volcanic ash cloud return towards Australia.

Thousands of people are facing problems due disruption of flights.

Over five hundred domestic flights have been cancelled.

The ash cloud from Chile's Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano is circling the Earth for a second time.

The ash cloud is reported to be hovering at between 20,000 and 40,000 feet.Qantas said its policy was not to fly below the ash cloud, because it brought risks that it was simply not prepared to take.

1 of 17
Chile volcano ash causes renewed air chaos in Australia
safdarjaved is based in Rāwalpindi, Punjab, Pakistan, and is a Stringer on Allvoices.
Report Credibility
  • Clear
  • Share:
  • Share
  • Clear
  • Clear
  • Clear
  • Clear

News Stories

  • Australia's ash cloud woes, by the numbers

      Christian Science Monitor
    An ash cloud from the June 4 eruption of Chile 's Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcanic complex is making a second lap around the globe, crossing Australian airspace today after disrupting travel to and from Australia and New Zealand for six days last week.
  • Ash cloud grounds flights across Australia

      Al Jazeera English
    31 An ash cloud from a volcano in Chile is disrupting Australian air travel once again, with Qantas Airways and Virgin Australia cancelling domestic flights in and out of Sydney and other key cities, disrupting the travel plans of more than 120,000...
  • Ash cloud's return causes flight chaos in Australia

      The Guardian
    A Qantas and a Virgin plane sit on the tarmac at the international airport in Sydney as the Chilean ash cloud grounds flights. Photograph: Greg Wood/AFP/Getty Images Australia faces air transport chaos after ash from the Chile 's Cordon Caulle...
  • Ash costing tourism $10m a day: industry

      The Age
    Tourism and Transport Forum chief executive John Lee said the return of the ash cloud was causing havoc across the country, after the major airlines suspended services in and out of the key hubs of Sydney and Melbourne. "Our estimate for the wider...
  • Ash cloud extends flight cancellations

      News 24
    An ash cloud from a volcano in Chile has wreaked havoc on Australian flights and prompted the country's leading airline Qantas to cancel flights to and from the nation's biggest airports on Tuesday and Wednesday. Virgin Australia was also cancelling...
  • Ash cloud cancels domestic flights

      The Courier-Mail
    Chilean volcano could disrupt travel at Australia's major airports for two days, affecting hundreds of thousands of passengers. All major airlines today cancelled flights en masse as the ash cloud made its second pass into Australian airspace. Virgin...



More From Allvoices

Report Your News Got a similar story?
Add it to the network!

Or add related content to this report

Use of this site is governed by our Terms of Use Agreement and Privacy Policy.

© Allvoices, Inc. 2008-2014. All rights reserved. Powered by PulsePoint.