15 Jun '11, 6pm

Volcanic ash woes worsen in Australia, ease in Argentina

Volcanic ash woes worsen in Australia, ease in Argentina

BUENOS AIRES: Airborne ash from a Chilean volcano dissipated enough on Wednesday for flights to resume in Argentina's capital, but it spread further across the globe worsening travel chaos in Australia. Planes were taking off and landing in Buenos Aires's two airports thanks to rain that took some of the engine-choking ash and glass particles out of the air. Services have been only intermittent over the past 10 days. "Flights started to slowly resume since Tuesday night, with three international flights departing," one Buenos Aires airport official told AFP. "Rain in the past few hours has dissipated the ash cloud and provided an opening for the airlines." Aerolineas Argentinas, the national flag carrier, dispatched a special flight to Miami Wednesday to pick up around 1,000 Argentines who had been stranded. Neighbouring Uruguay was also operating flights across its small ...

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