Virgin and Jetstar begin flying stranded passengers out of Bali with the safety threat from the volcanic ash cloud from Mount Raung abating for now.
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This article outlines some of the operational considerations when dealing with flight delays and disruptions. The eruptions of the Bali volcano caused widespread displacement of passengers, flight crew, cabin crew and aircraft. It quickly becomes a mammoth logistical puzzle to get everyone where they are meant to be in a timely and safe manor.
I currently work within the Flight Operations department for a major airline. This article hints towards the hard work of the people on the ground trying to get the flying schedule back on track whilst keeping everyone safe in doing so. The article also touches on decisions made by management around the choice of aircraft to be sent to collect the stranded passengers. My short term aim within my work area is to move towards a role with greater responsibilities for ‘day of ops’ and long term strategical planning.