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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.

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