07 Jul '11, 7pm

Flights resume in Buenos Aires after delays caused by volcano: BUENOS AIRES: Flights resumed at two key airports...

BUENOS AIRES: Flights resumed at two key airports in Buenos Aires Thursday, following delays caused by a massive cloud of volcanic ash from Chile that has darkened Argentina's skies. "We're in the process of returning to normal at the Ezeiza Airport (international flights) and Aeroparque Airport (for domestic air travel and flights to contiguous countries)," an airport official told AFP. Several international and domestic airlines halted their flights fearing that it would be unsafe to fly through the dust emitted from the Puyehue volcano in neighbouring Chile. The volcano has been creating air travel mayhem since it rumbled to life last month for the first time in five decades, belching into the air an untold volume of dust and ash. Puyehue, which rumbled to life early last month for the first time since 1960, is high in the Andes mountains, 870 kilometres (540 miles) sou...

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