Bali Flights Disrupted by Erupting Volcano Again

virgin australiaNatalie Paris, The Daily Telegraph, August 5, 2015

Flights in and out of Bali run by Virgin Australia and Jetstar have been cancelled today due to further disruptions caused by a volcanic ash cloud.

While other services, for example with Emirates, KLM, Korean Air and national airline Garuda are still operating, Virgin said the eruption and unfavourable winds made for unsuitable flying conditions on Wednesday morning and urged customers in Bali not to travel to Denpasar airport until they had a confirmed rebooking.

The Mount Raung volcano on the neighbouring island of Java has caused persistent disruption to flights since it began spewing corrosive, silica-based, volcanic ash in early July.

The unfavourable winds were expected to continue throughout Wednesday, according to the Australian Associated Press.

Jetstar said forecasts indicated the ash cloud from Mount Raung was likely to cause delays over the next 24 hours.

“Jetstar has cancelled all flights in and out of Bali for the rest of the day,” the airline said. “We will have to cancel more services tomorrow if flying conditions do not improve overnight.”

Around 900 flights to and from Bali's international airport were cancelled following the eruption of Mount Raung earlier this month .

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