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

Sydney, 21 June 2011

4pm Qantas flights to and from Canberra, Melbourne and Sydney have been cancelled for Wednesday 22 June 2011 as a result of ash from Chile’s Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano.

Canberra and Sydney services are cancelled for the remainder of Tuesday 21 June. The following services today have also been cancelled because of the impact of ash on flight paths.
- Three Perth-Melbourne flights (QF776, QF802, QF768) and one Melbourne-Perth flight (QF777).
- Four Brisbane-Melbourne flights (QF623, QF625, QF627, QF631) and two Melbourne-Brisbane flights (QF624, QF626).

International services to and from Sydney and Melbourne on Wednesday 22 June, including trans-Tasman flights, will be delayed in light of the impact on these ports.
Passengers should check the Major Disruptions page on for the latest information about their flights.
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 the Qantas website (

Issued by Qantas Corporate Communication (5135a)