Chilean Volcano violated air traffic in southern Brazil

Chilean Volcano violated air traffic in southern BrazilA cloud of volcanic ash from the Chilean volcano led to the cancellation of flights in the south of Brazil, the press service of the Brazilian airline TAM.

Airports of Brazil (Infraero) reports the cancellation of seven flights to the capital of Rio Grande do Sul in Porto Alegre, and three — in the capital of the State of Santa Catarina in Florianopolis.

Last weekend, the ash cloud from a volcano Puyeue 800 kilometers south of the capital Santiago, Chile also made air couriers to cancel flights from Brazil to Argentina and Uruguay.

According to the Center for Environment and Meteorology of the southern Brazilian state of Santa Catarina, on Tuesday in the region accounting for air masses containing volcanic ash. As a result, significantly reduced visibility in the airspace over the south of Brazil, and flights in the region were suspended for security reasons.

Puyeue previous eruption was in June of this year, and several airports nedelparalizovalo largest in South America, where they formed a queue many days, was discontinued flights to the mountain resorts in the Argentinean and Chilean Andes. The eruption of the volcano then also affected flights to New Zealand and Australia.

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