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War of words over ash continues

The war of words continues between Qantas and Air New Zealand about who is and is not right to fly even once CASA clears airlines to fly but leaves decisions with individual airlines. These arguments are all PR control and still do not definitively answer why Qantas is not flying routes other airlines are, but […]

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From combating ash to PR warfare over when it is safe to fly

The ash from Chile’s Puyehue-Cordon Caulle chain volcano, in Trelew, Argentina. The fear of accumulating such material in jet engines is causing a divide amongst airlines when it is safe to resume operations. Photo: KeystoneUSA-ZUMA/Rex Features It is day four of the ash cloud disrupting flights to, from, and between Australia and New Zealand and […]

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Has Southern Hemisphere learned from north about ash?

A column of smoke and ashes expelled by the Puyehue volcano in Entre Lagos, 1.100 km south of Santiago, capital of Chile. Southern Chile’s Puyehue volcano erupted for the first time in half a century Saturday. Photo: KeystoneUSA-ZUMA/Rex Features. As Chile’s Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano eruption brings operations to a halt at Melbourne airport and causes […]

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