Why did Alaska Airlines cancel its flight 41 recently?
Volcanic ash forces Alaska Airlines to cancel flights From Times wire services A sky-high plume of volcanic ash prompted Alaska Airlines to cancel 41 flights, including some from Los Angeles International Airport, bound for various destinations in Alaska, airline officials announced today. The ash was the result of last week’s eruption of the Kasatochi volcano in the Aleutian Islands. Airline officials said the cancellations began Sunday night and continued today. It was unclear how many flights out of LAX were affected. A total of 41 flights were canceled at LAX, Denver, Portland, San Francisco, Seattle and Vancouver airports, the airline reported. “We recognize these cancellations will significantly impact our customers intending to travel to or from Alaska,” said Glenn Johnson, the airline’s executive vice president of airports, maintenance and engineering. “These decisions are guided by our commitment to safety, and we are making every effort to re-accommodate passengers whose flig