Saturday, June 11, 2011

Chile .- Friday shall restart operations at airports in Buenos Aires

BUENOS AIRES / MONTEVIDEO, 10 Jun. The airports of Buenos Aires, Jorge Newbery and Ezeiza, will restore its operations on Friday, but not until next Monday when normalized air traffic and can take off and land all domestic and international flights but it all depends on how quickly to disperse a cloud of ash from the volcano in Chile Peyehue.

The Aerolineas Argentinas and Austral state have announced they will resume flights after 18.00 hours (23.00 hours in mainland Spain). Instead, the trips to Patagonia, Bahia Blanca and Mar del Plata will remain suspended until Wednesday 15, official agency reports Telam. Both companies have confirmed they will meet some of the scheduled flights to destinations such as Rio de Janeiro, Iguazu, Cordoba, Mendoza, Tucumán, Sao Paulo, San Juan, Santiago del Estero and Resistance.

From Ezeiza will Aerolineas Argentinas aircraft to Lima, Rome, Madrid, Miami, Barcelona and Sydney. Bariloche's airport and Chapelco remain closed until next Wednesday will remain suspended flights to Trelew, Neuquén Viedma, Río Gallegos, Calafate, Ushuaia, Rio Grande, Comodoro Rivadavia, Bahia Blanca, Santa Rosa, San Rafael, Mar del Plata vice versa.

The country most affected by the volcano Puyehue Chile is Argentina, which currently experiences the highest cessation air for the last three years. On Thursday authorized only three takeoffs and an equal number of arrivals in the country overnight. From 02.00 am (07.00 CET in Spain) on that day were canceled all flights.

At Ezeiza terminal were suspended 50 arrivals and 61 departures, while Jorge Newbery (known as Aeroparque) by 213 flights were canceled, according to the newspaper "Clarín". LAN, Aerolineas Argentinas and Austral have decided to stop operations until 14.00 hours (19.00 hours), when you take a decision depending on the conditions of airspace.

The Argentina National Weather Service expected to continue volcanic cloud "stuck" on Buenos Aires in the coming hours and will not be until the afternoon (evening in Spain) when weather conditions may improve. LAN RESUMES ITS FLIGHTS The Chilean airline LAN has announced it will resume flights to and from Buenos Aires from Friday afternoon (evening in Spain) and next Saturday expected to have recovered all operations.

"For today (Friday) flights restored to the capital of Argentina will be forwarded in full, at Ezeiza airport. In the case of flights to and from Montevideo, Uruguay, will be restored tomorrow June 11, the company said in a statement. SITUATION IN URUGUAY Carrasco International Airport has been informed through its website that all flights were scheduled to land or take off on Friday have been canceled by the presence of ash in the air space, although the authorities have announced that the cloud has begun to disperse.

"The situation is changing a lot," said the director of Aeronautical Meteorology of the airport, Laura Vanoli, told the Uruguayan newspaper El Pais. "The situation would tend to normalize in the coming hours" but this "does not mean that one gets from the whole" of the situation "because the volcano continues to erupt," he explained.

CHILE FLIGHTS SUSPENDED ashes have also affected the Chilean airspace, although with less intensity than in Argentina and Uruguay, however, this Friday has been canceled 38 flights that were scheduled to land or take off at the airport in Santiago, the most important country. According to the airport, the services concerned are for flights leaving from Santiago and were destined for Argentina, and Montevideo.

The injured have been LAN Airlines, Sky, Aerolineas Argentinas and Pluna, reports the newspaper "La Tercera". The volcanic complex Caulle Puyehue-Cordón, which stretches along 15 miles between the Chilean regions of Los Lagos and Los Rios, last erupted on Saturday, June 4, and forced the evacuation of about 4,000 people 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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