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Europe slammed over handling of volcanic-ash crisis
Europe slammed over handling of volcanic-ash crisis
The International Air Transport Association (Iata) on Tuesday slammed European governments for their handling of the volcanic-ash crisis, saying...
Volcano ash brings more air-travel chaos to Europe
Volcano ash brings more air-travel chaos to Europe
Ash clouds from Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull volcano brought fresh travel chaos to thousands of passengers in Europe on Monday, as airports shut in...
SAA counting losses after Europe backlog is cleared
SAA counting losses after Europe backlog is cleared
South African Airways (SAA) is no longer scheduling extra flights after the backlog created by volcanic ash over parts of Europe was cleared, the...
Ash fallout costs local businesses millions
Ash fallout costs local businesses millions
The cloud of volcanic ash hanging over northern Europe has cost the South African economy more than R100-million since the closure of most European...
Kenya's flowers wither
Kenya's flowers wither
Vishal Shah pokes the packets of baby corn and petit pois normally destined for British supermarkets. "We monitor samples here," says Shah,...
Cost, safety determine whether jets fly above or below cloud
Cost, safety determine whether jets fly above or below cloud
The ash cloud surging from an erupting Icelandic volcano is hanging lower in the air, which is good news for travellers, but strong winds higher up...
We can act now, or wait for nature to simplify the system
We can act now, or wait for nature to simplify the system
Man proposes; nature disposes. We are seldom more vulnerable than when we feel insulated. The miracle of modern flight protected us from gravity,...
Flights resume as new ash cloud forms
Flights resume as new ash cloud forms
Flights from large parts of Europe were set to resume on Tuesday under a deal agreed by the European Union to free up airspace closed by a cloud of...
Pressure builds to get Europe flying again
Pressure builds to get Europe flying again
Officials hope to significantly increase flights at the start of Europe's new working week on Monday and the EU summoned ministers for talks as...
Thousands stranded as flight chaos continues
Thousands stranded as flight chaos continues
Thousands of travellers are expected to spend a fifth day stranded at South Africa's airports as the chaos wrought by a volcanic eruption in...
Europe's air travel crisis enters fourth day
Europe's air travel crisis enters fourth day
Air travel across much of Europe was paralysed for a fourth day on Sunday because of a huge cloud of volcanic ash, but Dutch and German test...
'My only hope for survival is pinned on room service'
'My only hope for survival is pinned on room service'
So here I am, one part Robinson Crusoe and one part Ryan Bingham (well, it's not for me to say "George Clooney", is it?) stranded -- albeit in some...

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