Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Chile .- Aerolíneas Argentinas, Austral, and LAN cancel their flights in Buenos Aires by volcanic ash

BUENOS AIRES, 14 Jun. Aerolineas Argentinas, Austral, and LAN have canceled all flights to and from airports Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery and Ezeiza by the presence in its airspace of the ash from the volcano in Chile Puyehue. Argentine companies reported that its flights to Mexico and Italy, scheduled for Monday night (early Tuesday in Spain), finally dismissed at 11.00 and 11.15 hours on Tuesday morning (16.00 and 16.15 hours on Tuesday afternoon , respectively).

In addition, they warn that the program could still vary. For its part, the Chilean airline has canceled 25 flights local and regional, of which 15 were leaving the airport and ten Jorge Newbery Ezeiza "until conditions are favorable and are compatible with the highest standards of corporate security ".

This announcement comes despite the Argentina Crisis Committee, which brings together agencies responsible for regulating air activity had authorized the resumption of flights at the Buenos Aires area after 21.00 hours of the night Monday (02.00 hours early Tuesday.) However, a change in wind direction has encouraged the continuation of the volcanic ash cloud over Argentina's capital, so that airlines have had to reschedule its operations, according to news agency Telam.

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