Philippine Airlines restart flights to Australia

PAL resumed regular flight service to Australia resumed on Wednesday following a single cancelation on Tuesday due to volcanic ash that enveloped the skies near Melbourne.PAL PR 211 Manila-Sydney-Melbourne took off at 9:20 a.m. using a PAL Airbus A340 aircraft. Its 140 passengers include those supposed to take Tuesday’s canceled flight for Melbourne and Sydney.

PR209 Manila-Melbourne-Sydney was canceled on Tuesday as a precautionary measure to ensure passenger safety after volcanic ash clouds from Chile reached some parts of Australia.The volcanic cloud traveled across the Pacific from Chile’s Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano, which erupted on June 5.

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