9 Jul 2011

Risk of flight disruption from ash now over

8:25 am on 9 July 2011

Volcanic Ash Advisory Centres in Wellington and Australia say there is no longer any risk of flight disruption from volcanic ash clouds.

Ash from a volcano in Chile affected air traffic for several days until it cleared sufficiently for flights to resume in full a week ago.

The advisory centres say there is currently no ash in the skies that can be detected on high resolution satellite imagery.

The volcano began erupting on 4 June. It is still doing so, but is not sending ash high into the atmosphere.