The June eruption of Chile’s Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano caused travel chaos for Qantas and Jetstar passengers while Air New Zealand and all other airlines largely continued operations without a hitch, leaving travelers scratching their heads over the validity of the widely contrasting views of the dangers of flying under and around volcanic ash. Ash clouds are nothing new, Air New Zealand Chief Pilot Capt. David Morgan explains to ATW. “When Mount Ruapehu erupted in 1995 ...

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