New Zealand flights to Britain to resume

09:08, April 21, 2010      

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Flights from New Zealand to London could resume as early as Wednesday night after Britain announced the immediate reopening of its airspace.

The announcement came nearly a week after an Iceland volcano erupted and spewed hundreds of thousands of tons of ash into the northern hemisphere atmosphere, grounding thousands of international air flights because of the risk the ash posed to jet engines.

Up to 3,000 passengers are believed to be stranded in New Zealand after their flights to the United Kingdom and Europe were canceled in the last few days.

Some were New Zealanders heading overseas on business or holiday trips but many were tourists wanting to get back home after holidaying in New Zealand.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:张茜)

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