Volcano effect: Air operators resumes flights to US, but not to Europe

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New Delhi, Apr 19 (ANI): Jet Airways, Kingfisher Airlines and Air India, on Monday cancelled their flights to Europe in the wake of huge clouds of volcanic ash still emanating from Iceland.

Air operators would, however, operate their flights to the US and Canada by taking a diversion.

According to Air India, its flights from Delhi to New York and New York to Delhi and also Mumbai-New York and New York-Mumbai flights with a diversion through a polar route.

Jet Airways has also started its Delhi-Toronto and Mumbai-New York flights with a stop-over at Athens in Greece.

Air operators are continuously in touch with various foreign missions in India to take care of the stranded passengers from those countries.

Though air operators provided accommodation and other facilities to hundreds of stranded passengers for last couple of days, but now they finding it difficult to continue the facility any longer. (ANI)

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