Several airports in Argentina and Uruguay were forced to shut down out of fear the gritty gray dust could damage jet engines.
Since June, most airports in the region have been forced to shut down at times due to the volcano’s airborne debris.
Plumes of ash even traveled halfway around the world, disrupting air travel in parts of Australia and New Zealand.
Authorities warned that aviation could continue to be affected at times for months to come, due to the volcano’s ongoing eruption and airborne dust kicked up by subsequent windstorms.
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