Latest Impact to Qantas Services due to Ash Cloud from Puyehue-Cordon Caulle Volcano

Sydney, 21 June 2011

9am Qantas has implemented flight cancellations for Tuesday 21 June 2011 as a result of volcanic ash from the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle Volcano in Chile.

73 domestic flights and six trans-Tasman flights have been cancelled so far today.

- All flights to and from Adelaide have been cancelled for the duration of the day
- All flights to and from Canberra will be cancelled from midday today
- All flights to and from Sydney will be cancelled from 3pm today

All other mainland Australian services are scheduled to operate as normal.
Qantas will continue to monitor the movement of the ash cloud and assess its impact on other flight operations as the day progresses.

The Qantas Group's approach to flying is based on the highest standards of safety and risk assessment. Safety is always put before schedule.

Customers are advised not travel to the airport if their flight has been cancelled. A fare waiver is in place and full details can be accessed on

Passengers should check the Major Disruptions page on for the latest information.

Issued by Qantas Corporate Communication (5135)