Flights to South Australia to resume on Wednesday as ash disperses

08:14, June 15, 2011      

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Australian airlines on Tuesday announced to resume their flights into Adelaide of South Australia on Wednesday, as ash from the Chile volcano continues to diffuse.

Qantas, Jetstar and Tiger Airways announced they will start flying all their mainland services including to Adelaide, where flights were canceled on Tuesday because of the ash cloud.

Virgin on Tuesday continued flying in and out of Adelaide during the crisis, altering flight paths to avoid the ash.

However, flight in and out of Tasmania, Australia to New Zealand route, and all domestic flights in New Zealand remain canceled. Airlines will reassess the situation on Wednesday morning.

More than 70,000 passengers have been affected since airlines began canceling flights on Sunday.

According to Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry CEO, Robert Wallace, businesses were starting to feel the effects of three days of canceled flights.

"The main concern has been businesses with staff who have been unable to return to work," he told the Australia Associated Press on Tuesday.

According to Airservices Australia, the ash currently to the southwest of the Australian mainland and a large concentration of ash south of Madagascar, off the southeastern coast of Africa, could impact Australian airspace over the next week.

Source: Xinhua
 
 
     
 
 
 
     
 
 
 
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