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Global TMCs and business travellers are facing more disruption with a number of ash clouds posing a threat to flight schedules around the globe.
After last month's brief re-emergence of an Icelandic ash cloud which threatened UK and European flights, the latest incidents have resulted in localised cancellations and closures.
Chile’s Puheyeu-Cordon Caulle volcana started erupting a week ago, and has hit flights in and around Chile, Argentina and Brazil. Yesterday the cloud was blown across the Pacific, resulting in a number of flight cancellations in Australia and New Zealand.
In Africa, a volcano thought to be dormant, has erupted on the border between Eritrea and Ethiopia. Local flights, including those to Sudan, have been hit. However, reports this afternoon (Tuesday) suggest that while the eruption is dying down, the cloud is heading towards Egypt and the Red Sea, a popular destination with UK holidaymakers.
easyJet, which flies to three resorts in Egypt as well as Tel Aviv and Jordan, has warned travellers about “possible disruption” to and from these destinations.
However, easyJet’s main concern is over strike action in Greece, scheduled for Wednesday. If the strike proposed by The Central Union of Workers and Union of Government Employees takes place there will be “significant disruption,” according to a statement.