Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The ash cloud from Puyehue keeps the chaos in South America

The ash cloud from the volcano Puyehue in Chile continues to create chaos in the air transport system in South America. Today, adverse weather conditions has been retained suspended operations at the two main airports in Buenos Aires and Uruguay, leaving thousands of people trapped in the terminal. Aerolineas Argentinas and its subsidiary Austral local subsidiary of Lan Chile again Sunday night to cancel their flights to and from Ezeiza International Airport, the chief of Argentina, located on the outskirts of Buenos Aires and in the terminal domestic and regional flights from the capital, known as Aeroparque.

Also, the Gol has reported that "to preserve the safety of their customers and employees," canceled operations to and from Buenos Aires, Rosario (central Argentina) and Montevideo. Other companies on international flights to and from Argentina also had to cancel its flights today, including Iberia, which has been forced to suspend two routes between Barajas Airport and the cities of Buenos Aires and Montevideo.

In contrast, in Australia Qantas and Jetstar airlines have resumed today, the majority of its flights canceled due to the cloud emitted by the Puyehue, located 9,400 miles away. The column of smoke and ash, heading southeast and has not affected domestic traffic in Chile, passed through South Africa until last Saturday to New Zealand and Australia, where thousands of passengers were stranded at airports.

The Argentina National Weather Service reported this morning in his last part that "the height of the wind is blowing from the southwest and there would be changes in the next 30 hours." While in Chile, the authorities allowed Sunday to return home a few dozen residents evacuated because of the eruption, which began on June 4 and forced to relocate about 4,000 people near the mountain.

But the situation in the southern Argentine province of Neuquen and Rio Black, the most affected by the ash cloud, has worsened in recent hours, which has been forced to suspend classes again today in several cities in Patagonia. Ban Ki-moon, who has not caught lucky is the United Nations secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, who on his 67th birthday was today forced to travel 700 kilometers by bus and breakfast at a downtown gas station Argentina because his flight was diverted by the ash cloud.

In a stop on the hard road to Buenos Aires, a typical breakfast alfajor Ban Santa Fe in a service station near the city of Rosario. The secretary general of the UN was due to arrive Sunday night in Buenos Aires on a flight from Bogota for an official visit, but the ashes of Puyehue forced to divert the flight to the International Airport of Cordoba, some 710 kilometers northwest of Buenos Aires, told Efe UN sources.

To be on time for his meeting with the president of Argentina, Cristina Fernandez, who was held this afternoon at the Casa Rosada (government headquarters), the UN secretary general was forced to ride a regular bus long distance the rest of his party and breakfast at the service station where the vehicle made a stop.

Meanwhile, the elected president of Peru, Ollanta Humala, maintains the original plan to continue their South American tour in Argentina and Chile, after his visit to Uruguay, despite the ashes, sources have informed his entourage. Humala is scheduled to travel to Buenos Aires tomorrow and Wednesday at Santiago.

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