Things are looking up for passengers stranded by the Iceland volcanic ash cloud whilst on their way to London.
An emergency meeting yesterday between Qantas officials has resulted in some good news for those who have been caught up in the drama.
About 15,000 passengers who were stranded on Qantas flights have now been rebooked.
Qantas spokeswoman Olivia Worth says the airline is putting on five extra flights which will hold 4,000 passengers each between Australian and Europe.
“In the next 24 to 48 hours, we expect that any passenger who was delayed in Australia or Asia – that includes Singapore, Hong Kong and Bangkok and also many of the passengers in London – [will be on a plane],” she said.
Singapore Airlines says it has cleared a backlog of 3,000 European passengers stuck in Australia.
The airline says it has put on at least 12 extra flights since airspace was reopened last week and European passengers are either on their way home, or booked on a flight.
EasyJet has also rescued nearly all of their 200,000 passengers that were stranded overseas.
View the amazing footage and read the exclusive report by Bryce Lowry who visited the Eyjafjallajokull volcano in Iceland