Qantas cancels MEL and AKL flights due to Chilean volcano (Puyehue-Cordon-Caulle) eruptions

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  1. canucklehead
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    Qantas has cancelled all its flights in and out of Melbourne, Australia, because of ash drifting over the Pacific Ocean from a volcano in Chile.
    Qantas had already cancelled flights to and from Tasmania and parts of New Zealand. Other airlines have also grounded flights in the region, stranding thousands of travellers....

    For the rest of the article http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-13740877
     
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    All major domestic airlines - Qantas, Jetstar, Virgin and Tiger - began suspending Melbourne flights from about 6pm.

    Qantas flights were suspended until at least 10am and Jetstar until midday. Virgin and Tiger were awaiting advice on the cloud before making any decisions on today's schedule.



     
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    Oh no.... all those poor mainlander`s trying to come back after fleeing their state for the Queen`s long weekend three day holiday!

    Jokes aside, sounds very serious.
     
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    Qantas and Jetstar have cancelled all flights to and from Adelaide for the remainder of the day as an ash cloud from a volcano in Chile hovers over the city.

    All of the airlines’ services into Adelaide were suspended until 1pm today, when a further safety assessment was carried out of the airspace in South Australia.

    However Qantas and its budget subsidiary Jetstar deemed it too risky to fly, despite many other domestic and international carriers arriving and leaving from the airport.
     

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