Chilean Ash Cloud Affects Flights in Australia and New Zealand

The Sydney Morning Herald is reporting that thousands of passengers in Australia and New Zealand are facing flight delays and cancellations today as ash clouds from the Puyehue volcano in Chile move slowly across Australia and airlines struggle to bring their schedules back on track.

Qantas, Jetstar and Virgin all resumed their Sydney-to-Melbourne services yesterday, but all Qantas and Jetstar flights to and from Tasmania, New Zealand and some international services from Sydney were canceled and are likely to remain so for at least part of the day, the story continues.

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