Friday, June 10, 2011

Chile volcano: Some flights resume as ash effects ease

Argentina's main airport in Buenos Aires has reopened, though some smaller airports remain closed.

Chile's Puyehue-Cordon-Caulle volcano range, about 800km (500 miles) south of Santiago, began erupting on Friday.

Earlier, flights to and from Buenos Aires were suspended, while in Chile, Santiago airport also saw cancellations.

Aviation officials said about 60 flights - domestic and international - from Ezeiza and Aeroparque airports in Buenos Aires had been cancelled.

Canceled Flight in Chile