VOLCANIC ASH

  • Chile volcano ash circles globe, returns home June 18, 2011

    Santiago: The ash cloud from a Chilean volcano that has been erupting for nearly two weeks has circled the globe and come home again. The returning cloud which has disrupted flights in Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Australia and New Zealand on its aroundtheworld trip on Friday forced Chilean officials to cancel...
  • Chile volcano ash grounds Australia, NZ flights June 12, 2011

    Wellington: Thousands of passengers in Australia and New Zealand were affected when airlines suspended flights on Sunday as an ash cloud from an erupting volcano in southern Chile spread, threatening to damage engines. Australia's national carrier, Qantas Airways, said all the airline's flights in and out of the southeastern city of...
  • Chile volcano ash grounds flights in Argentina June 8, 2011

    Buenos Aires: Stiff winds blew ash from a Chilean volcano on Tuesday in a widening arc across Argentina to the capital, grounding most air travel to and from the country for much of the day. Since airborne ash can severely damage jet engines, Aerolineas Argentinas and Austral, the country's stateowned international...
  • Indian carriers to decide on flights to Europe May 25, 2011

    New Delhi: In the wake of the flight disruption in Europe due to ash spewing from an Icelandic volcano, officials of major Indian carriers on Wednesday held meetings to decide on diversion or cancellation of their flights. Officials of Kingfisher Airlines, Jet Airways and Air India held separate meetings to take...
  • Volcanic ash cloud moves to Europe, flights suspended May 24, 2011

    Thick volcanic ash is blowing over Iceland after the Grimsvotn volcano erupted on Saturday because of which several airlines including British Airways and KLM have suspended flights to the UK and the rest of the continent is on alert. ...
  • Iceland: Volcanic cloud spreads, flights canceled May 24, 2011

    London: British air traffic controllers say ash from the erupting Iceland volcano will affect flights out of Scotland, northern England and Northern Ireland by Tuesday afternoon. The agency that controls air traffic over Britain and the eastern Atlantic said airports will remain open but flights will be affected between 5:30 pm...
  • Europe on alert for Icelandic volcano ash cloud May 23, 2011

    Reykjavik: An eruption by Iceland's most active volcano was set to keep the island's main airport shut on Monday, while other European nations watched for any impact on their air routes from a towering plume of smoke and ash. Experts said they saw little chance of a repeat of 2010's sixday...
  • UK airports close after volcanic ash spreads May 16, 2010

    London: Over 200 flights were cancelled and many British airports had to be closed on Sunday as volcanic ash from Iceland drifted across Europe, even as forecasts said airports in the capital city would be severely affected by Tuesday. Airports at East Midlands, Manchester, Liverpool, Doncaster, Humberside and Carlisle were...
  • Volcanic ash: UK airspace remains shut down May 5, 2010

    London: A volcanic ash cloud forced British air traffic authorities to close the airspace above Scotland and Northern Ireland as of Wednesday morning, only hours after a similar flight ban was lifted. No takeoffs and landings will be allowed as of 0600 GMT on Wednesday, Britain's Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said...
  • Iceland shuts down airport due to volcanic ash April 23, 2010

    Reykjavik: Iceland, able to keep its airports open while European airlines were grounded due to ash from its volcanic eruption, is now closing its airspace because of a change in wind direction, authorities said on Thursday. The eruption of the volcano under the Eyjafjallajokull glacier, about 120 km (75 miles) southeast...
  • Air traffic in Europe back to near normal April 23, 2010

    Brasilia: Seven days after the Iceland volcanic ash shut down on major airports, air traffic in Europe is back to near normal. More than 75 per cent flights are now operating; it's expected to be up to 100 per cent shortly. The only exception is Norway and Sweden where airports...
  • Europe flights resume but millions stranded April 21, 2010

    New Delhi: "Hello Virgin Atlantic. Hi I am Jane Mahajan," is how Jane Mahajan has been starting her morning over the past four days. "Since I have a medical condition I am sure I will be given some priority." Jane and her husband Rajeev Mahajan were in India for holidays and...
  • Flights over Europe disrupted by volcanic ash April 21, 2010

    Take a look at the recent development over the volcanic ash cloud and the aftermath of the incident. ...
  • 41,000 passengers in India hit by flight disruption April 20, 2010

    New Delhi: With volcanic plumes disrupting flights for the fifth day, Government on Monday said it was in talks with Greece to allow Indian carriers to pick up or deboard stranded passengers as all flights to and from Europe remained suspended. But Air India and Jet Airways operated flights to the...
  • Euro flights resume but ash trouble looms April 20, 2010

    Amsterdam: Flights from large parts of Europe are set to resume on Tuesday under a deal agreed by the European Union to free up airspace closed by a cloud of ash hurled into the sky by an Icelandic volcano. However, with the cloud still spreading and only sketchy details of...
  • Day 5: Volcanic ash cancels European flights April 20, 2010

    Brasilia: For the fifth consecutive day ash and dust from Iceland's volcano paralysed European airspace. About 70 per cent of Europe's airspace remained closed to traffic. The cost to airlines estimated at more than $ 200 million a day. The International Air Traffic Association representing world's airlines accused European governments of...
  • Iceland's volcanic ash forces PM to divert route April 16, 2010

    Brasilia: Flying ash from Iceland's erupting volcano has forced Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's special aircraft to change its planned route and now he will return to home via Johannesburg in South Africa. Singh, who is currently in the Brazilian capital for IBSA and BRIC summits, was earlier scheduled to land...