16 Oct '11, 11pm

Argentina, Uruguay halt flights at major airports as ash from Chile's Puyehue volcano disrupts air travel

Argentina, Uruguay halt flights at major airports as ash from Chile's Puyehue volcano disrupts air travel

Argentina and Uruguay cancelled flights at major airports due to dangerous ash clouds from neighbouring Chile's Puyehue volcano. -- PHOTO: AFP BUENOS AIRES (AFP) - Argentina and Uruguay both suspended flights at major airports on Sunday due to dangerous ash from neighbouring Chile's Puyehue volcano, which has disrupted global travel since it erupted earlier this year. Authorities suspended or cancelled numerous international flights serving the United States, Peru and Brazil at the Ezeiza airport south of the capital, hours after shutting off Jorge Newbery airport in Buenos Aires. 'We need the ash cloud to pass' before the airlines operating out of the airport, which serves domestic and regional flights, resume their operations, Transport Secretary Juan Pablo Schiavi told local television. Argentina's LAN airline said in a statement that international as well as domestic f...

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