The ash clouds from the Chilean volcano Puyehue-Cordon Caulle is causing renewed chaos for flights in Australia. Last week, tens of thousands of flights were affected due to the ash cloud and now the cloud has returned after drifting around the world. Last week, 100,000 passengers and 700 flights were affected by the ash plume in Australia and New Zealand.
As a result Adelaide airport has been shut, and flights are being cancelled out of Canberra and Sydney for the first time. Adelaide airport in South Australia has been shut throughout Tuesday because of the cloud hovering right above the flight path; Domestic flights are also being grounded in the capital Canberra and Sydney, the busiest airport in the country. International flights operating in and out of Sydney are currently under review. Last week, some airlines, such as Virgin Australia, flew below and around the ash cloud, but this time they have been advised against doing so.
Report by Reuben