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Australian airspace hit by Chilean ash cloud

Australian airspace hit by Chilean ash cloud

Australia’s flagship airline, Qantas, has been forced to suspend all flights to and from Canberra, Adelaide and Sydney because ash cloud from the Chilean volcano has drifted. The ash cloud from the Puyehue volcano, which erupted on 4 June, has once again moved into Australian airspace and is currently sitting at the same altitude that [...]

June 21, 2011 | 0 Comments More
BAA reports 9.2% rise in May passenger numbers

BAA reports 9.2% rise in May passenger numbers

Airports operator BAA has today reported a sharp rise in passenger numbers at its six British airports in May. BAA, which is majority owned by Spain’s Ferrovial, said 9.3 million passengers flew from its UK airports during the month, boosted by the late Easter holiday and the Royal Wedding, which led to an increase in [...]

June 13, 2011 | 0 Comments More
UK passengers face delays due to ash cloud

UK passengers face delays due to ash cloud

As expected, ash cloud has drifted over Scotland from Iceland’s Grimsvotn volcano, resulting in flight cancellations. The volcano, which erupted over the weekend, is the second in just over a year after the volcano located under the Eyjafjallajokull glacier about 100 miles east of the capital Reykjavik, led to flight cancellations last year. It forced [...]

May 24, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Ryanair profit up despite rising fuel costs

Ryanair profit up despite rising fuel costs

Irish no-frills airline Ryanair has today reported a rise in annual profits despite higher jet fuel costs, which continue to rise due to the political unrest in the Middle East. The budget carrier said fuel costs grew by 37% during the 12-month period to the end of March. Meanwhile, passenger numbers were up 8% in [...]

May 23, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Travel chaos looms as Iceland volcano erupts

Travel chaos looms as Iceland volcano erupts

There are further fears for air travel today after Iceland’s Grimsvotn volcano erupted, which led to the shutdown of the country’s airports with 6,000 passengers affected by cancellations so far. According to forecasters, the plume from the volcano could drift to northern Scotland tomorrow and the rest of Britain by the end of the week. [...]

May 23, 2011 | 0 Comments More