The school holiday plans of thousands of Australians have been thrown into disarray with more flights to and from Bali cancelled.
Bali’s Mt Agung volcano started erupting again yesterday forcing the closure of Denpasar Airport and the cancellation of dozens of flights.
Bali’s Airport was due to reopen at 7pm local time (9pm AEST).
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Jetstar says it still plans to operate its scheduled flights this afternoon and this evening but continues to monitor conditions and will provide another update at 7pm AEST.
However, Virgin Australia has opted to cancel all remaining flights to and from Bali this afternoon and this evening.
In a statement, the airline says “our team of meteorologists, experienced pilots and safety experts have been working closely with the Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre and determined conditions remain unsuitable for flying.”
The affected flights are:
VA 44 Denpasar – Brisbane 1545 (local time)
VA 46 Denpasar – Brisbane 2210 (local time)
VA 36 Denpasar – Sydney 2210 (local time)
VA 34 Denpasar – Sydney 2325 (local time)
VA 45 Brisbane – Denpasar 1635 (local time)
VA 37 Sydney – Denpasar 1745 (local time)
VA36 Denpasar-Sydney (a delayed service from Thursday 28th June)
VA46 Denpasar-Brisbane (a delayed service from Thursday 28th June)
VA35 Sydney-Denpasar departing at 1145 (local time)
VA43 Brisbane-Denpasar departing at 1010 (local time)
Virgin Australia says it is still reviewing Saturday’s flights and will provide an update at 10.30am AEST