Bali Airport Might Reopen Wednesday

Villagers carry their belongings during an evacuation following the eruption of Mount Agung, seen in the background, in Karangasem, Indonesia.
Villagers carry their belongings during an evacuation following the eruption of Mount Agung, seen in the background, in Karangasem, Indonesia. // Photo by AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati via Newscred

Mount Agung in Bali, Indonesia, continued to erupt Tuesday, with ongoing flight disruptions from the closure of Ngurah Rai International Airport set to continued to last until at least Wednesday morning.

ABC News reports that 100,000 people have been told to evacuate an area extending 6 miles from the volcano’s crater as authorities have raised the alert for the volcano to its highest level.

According to Reuters, Bali’s Transport Ministry said that the airport, which is the second-biggest in Indonesia, will be closed until at least 7 a.m. Wednesday, local time. Ten alternate airports have been prepared to handle inbound flights, with the airport on Lombok island to the east of Bali reopening.


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As a result of the airport closure, a number of airlines are continuing to offer flight waivers.

Delta is allowing travelers scheduled to fly through November 30 to rebook through December 7, with the new ticket to be reissued on or before that date.

Guests scheduled to fly on Virgin Australia through December 4 can either opt to receive a full travel credit; change their booking to the same destination on a different date within 30 days of the original booking date with no difference in fare; change their booking to Nadi (Fiji) or Port Vila (Vanuatu) no later than 30 days from the original booking date without change fees; or change their booking to a different destination within 30 days of the original booking date, subject to fare differences.

Singapore Airlines will help guests rebook or request a refund if they were scheduled to travel through December 4. Rebooked travel must begin on or before January 31, 2018.

Customers scheduled to fly on KLM through November 30 can reschedule through December 7.

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