25 May 2010

Ash travel insurance claims reach $500,000

3:40 pm on 25 May 2010

Southern Cross Travel Insurance has received more than $500,000 worth of claims due to due to volcanic activity over Europe. The amount is expected to double.

Airspace over most of Europe was closed on 15 April because of ash cloud from an volcano in Iceland.

Southern Cross Travel Insurance says it was inundated with calls from affected passengers as soon as Heathrow airport in London closed.

It has so far received more than 200 claims.