Algerian airline sending travelers home by boat

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
April 18, 2010 17:28

ORAN, Algeria — Algerian state airline Air Algerie is sending passengers to France by ferry because Iceland's volcanic ash cloud has shuttered French airports.

Air Algerie CEO Abdelwahid Bouabdallah has told The Associated Press, "as of this morning we are sending tourists back by boat" to France.

He says there are worries that the cloud could spread across the Mediterranean.


Related Content

Breaking news
June 24, 2018
South Carolina congressional candidate seriously injured in car crash

By REUTERS