Ash cloud forces closure of Bali airport

All flights in and out of Bali have once again been grounded as the ash cloud from a volcanic eruption continues to cause chaos.

According to a statement on Virgin Australia’s website, meteorologists and the Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre have advised airlines that conditions in the vicinity of Denpasar Airport have deteriorated and remain unsafe for flying.

The Denpasar Aerodrome is currently closed with no flights operating in or out.


There is speculation flights will continued to be affected for several days.

Virgin has cancelled all flights due to depart Australia and Denpasar before 6pm AEDT on Thursday.

Jetstar has cancelled all flights scheduled before 5pm AEDT on Thursday.

Both airlines are expected to provide an update later this morning.

Virgin Flights cancelled to and from Denpasar Thursday 5 November 2015:

VA49 MEL-DPS  STD 0915

VA41 BNE-DPS  STD 1010

VA65 SYD-DPS   STD 1120

VA64 DPS-SYD   STD 0010

VA34 DPS-ADL   STD 1310

VA44 DPS-BNE  STD 1755

VA60 DPS-PER   STD 2110

Jetstar flight cancellations:

To Indonesia:

  • JQ 43 – Melbourne-Bali
  • JQ 106 – Perth-Bali
  • JQ117 – Singapore-Bali

From Indonesia:

  • JQ 44 – Bali-Melbourne
  • JQ 101 – Bali-Townsville
  • JQ 117 – Bali-Perth
  • JQ 109 – Bali-Perth