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Air India suspends Sunday flights to Europe, US


New Delhi: Air India Saturday said it has suspended all flights scheduled for Sunday to Europe, US and Canada following volcanic ash spreading over Europe.

According to a top Air India official, the disruptions are expected to continue till next week. The airlines has already cancelled all the eight flights to Britain, Europe and North America scheduled for Saturday.

“As the European airspace continued to remain closed following the volcanic eruption in Iceland, Air India has suspended all westbound flights to Europe, US and Canada on April 18 (Sunday),” the airline said in a statement.

The AI flights cancelled are: Delhi-Paris-Delhi, Delhi-London-Delhi, Mumbai-London- Mumbai, Mumbai-Frankfurt-Chicago-Frankfurt- Mumbai, Mumbai-New York-Mumbai, Delhi-New York-Washington-New York-Delhi, Delhi-Frankfurt-Delhi, Delhi-London-Toronto-London- Delhi and Ahmedabad-Frankfurt-Newark-Frankfurt-Ahmedabad.

The airline said passengers of the cancelled flights will be given the choice of taking flights at a later date without any penalty or full refund on tickets.

The other two leading airlines, Jet Airways and Kingfisher Airlines, too have cancelled their flights to these destinations.