June 18, 2013
Ezeiza, Aeroparque airports slowly resume services
The situation in both the Ezeiza and Aeroparque airports was slowly going back to normal after two days in which many domestic and international flights had to be cancelled due to the return of a thick ash cloud coming from the Puyehue volcano.
Secretary of Transportation Juan Pablo Schiavi said that rescheduling the flights suspended will take up to three days since the airport terminals have a maximum occupancy and can’t assist all the stranded travelers in one day.
Since early Monday morning, airlines Aerolíneas Argentinas and Austral slowly began to operate normally at the Aeroparque airport, as LAN issued a report informing that, starting this noon, it had “slowly began resuming its operations” from both airports.
Their decision to resume flights was due to official reports, which “assured the Buenos Aires airspace has been cleared of volcanic ash.”
The Puyehue volcano, located in the Chilean Patagonia, has been spewing ash since its eruption last June 4th. Strong southern winds this weekend brought the cloud back to Buenos Aires.