Bali flights cancelled after Mount Agung eruption

Australians heading to Bali are being encouraged to check their flight status with their airlines, with a number of flights cancelled this morning.

The Indonesian island’s Mount Agung volcano began spewing ash overnight, throwing travellers plans into disarray.

Virgin Australia confirmed in a statement on their website on Friday morning that Denpasar Airport is now closed.


“Due to the significant volcanic ash caused by Mount Agung in Bali, Denpasar Airport is now closed and Virgin Australia has cancelled the following flights,” the airline wrote.

“The safety of our guests and crew is our highest priority and our team of meteorologists continue to monitor the situation in consultation with the Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre.”

The airline said guests with changes to their flights will be contacted by SMS and email.

Jetstar has also cancelled flights to and from the island.

“Flying conditions around Bali continue to be affected by the ash cloud from the Mount Agung volcano, and Denpasar Airport is currently closed,” they wrote in a travel alert statement on Friday.

“As a result, we have cancelled several flights this morning to and from Bali.”

A number of Qantas flights are also understood to be disrupted.