Chennai-London British Airways flight cancelled

Last Updated: Monday, May 17, 2010 - 17:41

Chennai: British Airways today cancelled its
Chennai-London flight in view of the closure of the Heathrow
Airport after fresh dense cloud of volcanic ash drifted from
Iceland.

The flight, scheduled to take off from the airport here
at 4.30 AM with 280 passengers, was cancelled at 9 AM
following an alert from London, airport sources said.

Meanwhile, a private aircraft which left for Port Blair
this morning with 13 passengers on board returned to Chennai
as it could not land there due to bad weather conditions.

The flight would leave for Port Blair tomorrow, the
sources said.

PTI



First Published: Monday, May 17, 2010 - 17:41

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