Qantas has announced cancellations on outbound
flights from Heathrow London and Frankfurt due to Airborne Volcanic Ash in
The Ash cloud which originated from an Icelandic
volcano is expected to cause as much disruption as that caused by the 9/11
Qantas don’t expect European airspace to open
for at least another 24 hours, and will release more information as it comes to
had from the European
The full media release from Qantas can be read
QANTAS SERVICES TODAY – VOLCANIC ASH IN EUROPE
Qantas services outbound from Australia to London Heathrow and Frankfurt
are cancelled today.
Customers travelling on these services will be offered to be transferred
to next scheduled services or a refund.
Next available services to Europe are not known at this time and cannot
be confirmed until official notification from authorities in Europe on when
flights can resume.
Passengers travelling to Singapore today will be offered a new service,
QF8031 which is scheduled to operate Sydney-Melbourne-Singapore. This flight
will depart Sydney International at 4.15 pm, Melbourne at 6.50 pm and arrive in
Singapore at 12.35 am on 17 April.
Qantas will not be able to offer flights to UK or Europe, as on current
estimations, airspace into Europe will not be open for at least another 24
Passengers wishing to travel Bangkok or Hong Kong today will be advised
in due course. Qantas is currently assessing services to both ports. Further
updates will be available on qantas.com throughout the day.
Services from the UK, QF2 and QF10 were cancelled yesterday from London.
We are unable to confirm departure times for these services until we have
further advice from European authorities.