|There was 4,256 miles of volcanic ash in the air on Thursday|
something which shut down aviation to the northwest for much of the day
As Travel Delays go, this week has one of those rare advisories of circumstances well beyond the control of the airlines.
With the rumbling of a volcano on the Russian peninsula of Kamchatka a few days ago, now responsible for the disruption to air travel plans in and out of Northwest area airports.
The volcano, in one of Russia's most active areas erupted on April 11th and sent an ash cloud some 19 kilometres into the sky, with the winds and air currents aloft taking it to the southwest and its rendezvous with aviation over Alaska and the North Coast and Northwest regions of British Columbia
That's an impressive travel pattern for the volcanic ash, with a transit of 4,256 kilometres to cross the North Pacific to disrupt flights.
The first of the flight cancellations came on Thursday with the daily flight between Prince Rupert and Vancouver among the listings of the cancellations, a situation shared by travellers out of Terrace and Smithers airports as well.
|Thursday's advisories of bad travel news|
|A positive sign so far for Friday, with the Daily flight to |
Prince Rupert still listed as On Time