25 Jun '11, 12am

Chilean #volcano ash impacts Argentine flights - Channel NewsAsia

BUENOS AIRES - Flights from an Argentine regional airport were suspended Friday as ash from Chile's Puyehue volcano continued to spread across the region, an airport source told AFP. The services from Buenos Aires' Jorge Newbery, which serves domestic and neighboring South American destinations, were scratched. At the international Ezeiza airport, three flights were rescheduled for Saturday, a source at Aeropuertos Argentina 2000, which operates the air terminals, told AFP. The airport in the Argentine resort town of Bariloche -- some 100 kilometers (62 miles) from the volcano -- was set to remain closed until July 1, at the earliest, due to the plume of ash from the volcano. Flights from airports across South America -- from hubs in Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Santiago and southern Brazilian cities -- have all been affected in recent weeks due to clouds of ash high in the s...

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