Australian airline cancels more flights due to volcano ash

13:12, April 19, 2010      

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Qantas has forced to cancel more flights to London as it continues to wait for ash from an Icelandic volcano that has closed airports across Europe to dissipate.

The Australian airline said on Monday it still did not know when services to Europe would resume.

Qantas has scrapped two flights to London scheduled for Wednesday, extending by one day a run of cancellations that began late last week.

"Qantas will be doing everything to meet passenger needs once flights into Europe are able to resume," it said in a statement.

"However, access to U.K. and European airports will be difficult due to the backlog of flights from around the world.

"This situation would be likely to continue for some days."

Qantas inbound services from London and Frankfurt to its Asian hubs of Bangkok, Hong Kong and Singapore have also been canceled.

However, its services between Australia and Asia were still operating.

Millions of passengers across the world have been affected by the ash cloud that has been spreading from Iceland's Eyjafjoell volcano since last Wednesday.

Source: Xinhua


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