Brazil resumes flights grounded by volcanic ash

AP News
Posted: Oct 17, 2011 1:08 PM
Brazil resumes flights grounded by volcanic ash

Brazilian airlines say they are resuming their flights to Argentina and Uruguay after a daylong suspension provoked by ash clouds from a volcano in southern Chile.

The Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano has been sporadically active since June. Ash clouds reappeared on Sunday, forcing several airlines in Brazil and other South American countries to ground a number of flights.

Brazilian airlines Gol and Tam announced the resumption of flights in a statement Monday.

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The problem has also affected domestic and international flights from Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Montevideo, Uruguay.