Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Chile .- Argentina and Uruguay resume air operations

BUENOS AIRES / MONTEVIDEO, 15 Jun. Airports in Argentina and Uruguay resumed on Wednesday morning of its flights to domestic and international destinations, after a week of crisis in the airspace of the Southern Cone as a result of the eruption Chile Puyehue. LAN Airlines agreed to resume "progressively operations" in Jorge Newbery and Ezeiza airport in Buenos Aires from 08.30 hours (13.30 hours in mainland Spain).

However, "routes of Auckland, New Zealand and Sydney, Australia, continue canceled due to the presence of ashes" volcanic, the statement of the company. Wednesday is expected to Aerolineas Argentinas and Austral normalize their operations from 11.00 am (16.00 pm in mainland Spain), when shall "to comply with the planning for the day, according to weather forecasts issued by the Service National Meteorological and National Civil Aviation Administration, said in a statement.

On the other hand, Carrasco Airport in Montevideo, continues to gradually restore its operations in compliance with most of the takeoffs and landings planned since early this morning, as reported on its website. The volcanic complex Caulle Puyehue-Cordón, which stretches along 15 miles between the Chilean regions of Los Lagos and Los Rios, last erupted on June 4 and forced the evacuation of some 4,000 people in 22 rural locations.

The last recorded eruption occurred in 1960, after the tragic earthquake of 9.5 degrees that rocked the city of Valdivia in Los Ríos.

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