[QODLink]
Asia-pacific
Singapore balm for those stranded
Singapore Airlines wins praise after caring for passengers stranded due to volcanic ash.
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2010 15:11 GMT

The reopening of skies over London's Heathrow airport on Wednesday brought about an end to the long wait suffered by many people who had been stranded in Singapore for almost a week.

Many passengers spent the first few nights in the country's Changi airport after Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano sent a plume of ash over Europe's skies, but by the weekend Singapore Airlines said it had paid for all its customers to stay in hotels.

The gesture has earned Singapore a lot of praise.

Al Jazeera's Laura Kyle has this report.

Source:
Al Jazeera
Topics in this article
People
Country
City
Featured on Al Jazeera
Muslim volunteers face questioning and threat of arrest, while aid has been disrupted or blocked, charities say.
Six months on, outrage and sorrow over the mass schoolgirl abduction has disappeared - except for families in Nigeria.
ISIL combatants seeking an 'exit strategy' from Mideast conflict need positive reinforcement back home, analysts say.
European nation hit by a wave of Islamophobia as many young fighters join ISIL in Syria and Iraq.
Featured
Lack of child protection laws means abandoned and orphaned kids rely heavily on the care of strangers.
At least 25 tax collectors have been killed since 2012 in Mogadishu, a city awash in weapons and abject poverty.
Since she was 16-years-old, Scottish Nationalist Party's Sturgeon has strove for independence from the UK.
Armed group's ransom success with German hostages marks a re-emergence, as authorities investigate ISIL links.
Western nations are moving into the resource-rich country after decades of disinterest, challenging China's interests.