Alaska Airlines Cancels Anchorage Flights as Result of Mt. Augustine Volcanic Ash

Jan. 31, 2006
As of 6 p.m. Alaska time, 36 flights were canceled.

ANCHORAGE , Ala., Jan. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alaska Airlines announced it has canceled all flights to and from Anchorage, Alaska, tonight and early Tuesday morning. The flights were canceled as a safety precaution related to the pattern of ash at altitude created by the Mt. Augustine volcano.

As of 6 p.m. Alaska time, 36 flights were canceled. The airline is monitoring the pattern of ash at altitude on a continuous basis and anticipates resuming Anchorage flights on Tuesday.

"We recognize these cancellations will significantly impact passengers intending to travel to or from Anchorage ," said Bill MacKay, Alaska's senior vice president for Alaska. "These decisions are guided by our commitment to safety. We are making every effort to accommodate passengers whose flight schedules have been disrupted."

Travelers are advised to check the status of flights at or 1-800-ALASKAAIR. Specific information about making changes to flight itineraries due to these cancellations is available at

Alaska Airlines and sister carrier, Horizon Air, together serve 88 cities through an expansive network throughout Alaska, the Lower 48, Canada and Mexico. For reservations visit For more news and information, visit the Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air newsroom at .

SOURCE Alaska Airlines

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