x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 July 2017

Emirates cancels Pacific flights over Chilean ash plume

Dubai-based carrier cancels two flights scheduled for today after ash plume drifts across the Pacific.

Dubai-based carrier cancels two flights scheduled for today after ash plume drifts across the Pacific.
Dubai-based carrier cancels two flights scheduled for today after ash plume drifts across the Pacific.

Dubai-based carrier Emirates has cancelled two flights scheduled for today after ash plumes from eruptions from Chile’s Puyehue Cordon Caulle volcano drifted across the Pacific.


Flights EK418 and EK419 between Sydney and Christchurch have been cancelled, according to the carrier’s website.

Strong winds have carried the ash clouds some 9,400 kilometres to New Zealand and they are now moving towards Australia.  The Chilean volcano erupted more than a week ago, prompting airlines to ground dozens of flights.

Travellers have been asked to check their carrier’s websites for updates.