Airlines cancel Alaska flights due to volcanic ash

03/24/2009 | Seattle Times, The · Wall Street Journal, The

Alaska's Mount Redoubt blew ash 60,000 feet into the air on Sunday and Monday, forcing widespread flight cancellations at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, some 100 miles to the northeast. Alaska Airlines is "closely monitoring the weather and ash from Mount Redoubt to assess our ability to safely operate flights in and out of Alaska," said spokeswoman Bobbie Egan. Experts say eruptions will likely continue for several days or weeks, prompting a slight detour along a major international air route between the U.S. and Asia.

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