The brighter outlook for volcanic ash clearance from SE Australian skies tomorrow Wednesday has lead to a comprehensive review of Qantas and Jetstar operations.

Qantas now summarises the position as below, in place of earlier blanket cancellations of operations through Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne airports. The Jetstar situation is similar, but passengers booked to fly tomorrow must check for updates on their flight status on the airline websites.

Qantas has updated its schedule for Tuesday 21 and Wednesday 22 June 2011 following a further assessment of operating conditions.

Services to and from Melbourne will be suspended from 2100 tonight and resume at 1100 tomorrow morning.
Services to and from Sydney are suspended and will resume at 1400 tomorrow afternoon.
Services to and from Adelaide are suspended and will resume at 0500 tomorrow.
Services to and from Canberra are suspended and will resume at 1100 tomorrow.
Services to and from Hobart will be suspended from midnight and will reopen at 1700 tomorrow.
Services to and from New Zealand will be suspended from 0700 tomorrow local time until further notice.

Virgin Australia later confirmed similar flight resumptions. A key choke point for travellers for passengers tomorrow remains Sydney, where all airlines are proposing to resume their schedules in the mid afternoon.

Services country wide will not be ‘normal’ until Thursday.

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