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3:50 pm
Thu May 23, 2013

Flights Resume in Southwest Alaska

Pavlof volcano erupts on May 18th, 2013
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Shifting winds pushed the Pavlof volcano’s ash cloud out of flight paths Wednesday, allowing airlines to resume service. Pen Air’s planes went to Sand Point, Cold Bay, and Unalaska Wednesday after being grounded for two days. CEO Danny Seybert said that ash levels have come down to about 10,000 feet.

“There’s an easterly flow, which is what we wanted, a little bit of wind to blow ash in one direction,” said Seybert.” “All flights are operating normally today.”

Seybert says 18 to 20 flights were held over the past couple days.

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8:43 am
Tue May 21, 2013

Regional Flights Canceled Due to Volcanic Eruptions

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Pavlof Volcano isn't showing signs of slowing down. It erupted all through the weekend, though not at levels that disturb international air traffic. But as KUCB's Lauren Rosenthal reports, the volcano's done enough to stop regional air service to western Alaska.
Regional Flights Canceled Due to Volcanic Eruptions Your browser doesn't support audio. Download the audio here Pavlof Volcano isn't showing signs of slowing down. It erupted all through the weekend, though not at levels that disturb international air traffic. But as KUCB's Lauren Rosenthal reports, the volcano's done enough to stop regional air service to western Alaska.
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