Australian Flights Resume; New Zealand Still Under Ash Cloud

Good news from Down Under: The Guardian is reporting that airlines are resuming flights out of some of Australia's largest airports, but canceling service to New Zealand and Tasmania as winds shift the volcanic ash from Chile that has crippled air travel in the region for several days this month.

The New Zealand Herald is reporting that the ash will hover over the whole country, and is likely to remain for a couple of days.

Many flights across southern Australia were suspended for up to two days because of the plume, stranding thousands of passengers before winds pushed the cloud south-east. Volcanic ash can damage jet engines.

Qantas, the Australian flagship carrier, and its rival, Virgin Australia, have resumed early morning flights from the southern city of Adelaide.

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