21 Jun '11, 2pm

Flights to and from Australia affected by Chilean ash cloud

SINGAPORE: Some international airlines have been scrambling to cancel their flights to deal with the chaos created by the Chilean ash cloud. They have stopped their planes from flying in and out of Australia till at least Wednesday. In Singapore, seven Qantas flights to and from Australia were delayed as a result of the ash cloud. Now apart from Qantas, its subsidiary Jetstar has also cancelled flights to areas like Tasmania and even New Zealand. Others, such as Virgin Australia and Tiger Airways Australia have also grounded their flights. Changi Airport said a British Airways flight (BA16) arriving from Sydney will arrive an hour later than scheduled, while a Qantas flight (QF9) from Melbourne will arrive two hours later than scheduled. Two Qantas flights arriving from Sydney are retimed to arrive earlier. Qantas flights to and from Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Canberr...

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