21 Jun '11, 6am

Qantas cancels all flights into and out of Sydney, Melbourne & Canberra on Wednesday due to ash cloud

Qantas cancels all flights into and out of Sydney, Melbourne & Canberra on Wednesday due to ash cloud

A passenger is reflected on a Qantas information board showing cancelled flights at Sydney's airport. -- PHOTO: REUTERS SYDNEY - AUSTRALIAN flag carrier Qantas has cancelled all flights into and out of Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra on Wednesday as the Chilean ash cloud wreaks havoc. The decision followed the airline, along with Virgin, Jetstar and Tiger, halting services to Sydney, Canberra and Adelaide on Tuesday, stranding tens of thousands of passengers. 'We estimate that we will be cancelling in excess of 200 flights on Wednesday,' Qantas spokesman Olivia Wirth told reporters. 'The experts say we simply won't be able to operate in this situation.' The cloud, created by the eruption of the Puyehue volcano high in the Andes more than two weeks ago, has looped the globe and made its way back Down Under. It first entered Australian and New Zealand airspace just over a wee...

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