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Ash cloud grounds Australian flights into Wednesday

An ash cloud from a volcano in Chile has wreaked havoc on Australian flights and prompted the country's leading airline Qantas to cancel flights to and from the nation's biggest airports on Tuesday and Wednesday. Virgin Australia w

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Ash cloud to hit 1,000 European flights

The closure of airspace in the Netherlands and southeast Britain due to volcanic ash from Iceland will cause the cancellation of about 1,000 flights on Monday, European air traffic agency Eurocontrol said. The current ash cloud is expected

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No-fly zone over parts of Scotland, England

A no-fly zone will be imposed over parts of Scotland and England between 1200 GMT and 1800 GMT on Sunday due to volcanic ash from Iceland, but London airports will not be affected, the National Air Traffic Service said. Manchester, Liverpo

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Ash clouds: Italy, France shut some airports

Italy, France and Portugal closed some parts of their airspace on Sunday to counter the risk posed by volcanic ash coming from Iceland, reports said.    Italy's civil aviation authority ENAC said the closure which would aff

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Ash grounds flights in Scotland, Ireland

Flights to and from Ireland and Scotland faced further disruption on Wednesday because of a cloud of abrasive volcanic ash drifting south from a volcano erupting in Iceland. Two airports serving Glasgow, Scotland's largest city, were c

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BA flies to Europe from Bahrain

The first Europe-bound flight left Bahrain yesterday after six days of ash-induced travel chaos across the continent. British Airways (BA) flight 124 took off from Bahrain International Airport en route to London Heathrow at 2.30pm, but wa

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Emirates to resume some Europe flights

Dubai-based Emirates Airline plans to operate flights to many European destinations tomorrow (April 21). But the situation remains fluid and subject to change, it said. The destinations include Paris, Nice, Vienna, Zurich, Istanbul, Moscow

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Some flights resume, misery continues

European airports started to return to life on Tuesday after five days cut off from the rest of the world by a huge ash cloud, but some airspace stayed closed after reports a new plume from Iceland may be on its way. Italy, Switzerland and

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Etihad Europe flights stay cancelled

Abu-Dhabi based Etihad Airways has announced that its flight cancellations remain in place to destinations in Europe and the UK until further notice. Etihad chief executive officer James Hogan, said the situation was changing often. “We en

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Oil rebounds above $82

Oil rose past $82 on Tuesday, rebounding from three-week lows as jet fuel demand increased, with European planes taking back to the skies after the threat from volcanic ash receded. The disruption to air travel cut jet fuel use by at least

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