Wednesday, April 01, 2009
Flights cancelled in Anchorade due to volcanic eruption
Alaska Airlines said it’s cancelled 19 flights due to the eruption of the Mount Redoubt volcano near Anchorage.
Nineteen flights into Anchorage and flights out of the city were cancelled “as a safety precaution related to the pattern of ash at altitude created by the eruption of Mount Redoubt,” the airline said.
Alaska Airlines, a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) of Seattle, operates up to 50 flights a day in to Anchorage.
“We recognize these cancellations will significantly impact our customers intending to travel to or from Alaska,” said Ben Minicucci, COO and vice president of operations for Alaska Airlines, in a statement.