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Fliers asked not to reschedule trips

mumbai Updated: May 24, 2011 01:54 IST
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Bandra resident Ankur Bakshi, is planning to cut short his vacation in Austria fearing flight disruptions owing to ash clouds strewn across the European skies following the explosion of Iceland's most active volcano, Grimsvotn, on Saturday.

On Monday, the city-based businessman called his travel agent in anxiety. However, his agent asked him to wait till Wednesday before rescheduling his flight.

Hundreds of such panic calls kept city travel agents busy on Monday as weather bureaus in Europe said that the ash clouds could disrupt air traffic in the UK, France and Spain.

"People are worried because schools will reopen soon. We have asked them to wait till Wednesday," said Jay Bhatia, western region chairman of the Travel Agents Association of India.

Till Monday evening, all London-bound flights operated by Air India, Jet Airways and Kingfisher Airlines from Mumbai and Delhi were on schedule. "The update is that London airspace is open till 6am (UK local time). There are no changes to our schedule," said a senior operations official with a private airline.