Friday, June 10, 2011

Chile .- Brazilian airlines canceled their flights to Rio Grande do Sul by volcanic ash

BRASILIA, 10 Jun. The Brazilian airline Gol, TAM and Blue have canceled all flights in the state Rio Grande do Sul, which has been paralyzed activity at airports in Caxias do Sul and Porto Alegre. Such cancellations are a result of the ashes from the volcano in Chile Puyehue, a risk to flight safety.

These companies do not venture to determine when to retrieve these routes. The problem is not unique to Brazil. The two airports in Buenos Aires (Jorge Newbery and Ezeiza) and Montevideo on Thursday again suspended its operations for the same reason. TAM and Gol have reported that closely follows both Puyehue volcanic activity and weather conditions, which are continuously varying direction of the ash cloud.

All companies say they are addressing the needs of passengers affected. The Brazilian Air Force (FAB) has stated that, according to the Center of Air Navigation Management (CGNA), the volcanic ash cloud is 7.5 km altitude, just above Rio Grande do Sul Porto cloud could reach Alegre if current conditions persist, reports Agencia Brasil state.

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