The European air crisis has grounded a group of students from Queensland’s southern border region.
The Goondiwindi State High School students are touring World War II battle sites and were due to fly from France to Gallipoli for this weekend’s Anzac Day services.
But European aviation officials only expect air traffic to return to normal on Thursday, and teacher Mel Smith says they have had to spend an extra few days in Paris.
“The airport here is still closed until 8:00am tomorrow … Tuesday morning our time – and from there after that we should have a more definite plan when we’re flying out,” she said.
Ms Smith says the students are in good spirits, despite the setback.
“So our original itinerary was to spend a couple of days in Istanbul, see some sights there, go to the Grand Bazaar,” she said.
“We’re quite prepared to forfeit all of that and go directly to Gallipoli for Anzac Day if need be, so at this stage we’re still confident that we still will make it there by Anzac Day.”
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