Volcanic ash causes Bali flight chaos

Volcanic ash is again wreaking havoc on Bali holidaymakers, with flights in and out of Denpasar cancelled.

Virgin and Jetstar on Tuesday announced that volcanic ash from an eruption at Mt Rinjani had made flying conditions unsafe.

Jetstar has cancelled some flights to and from Bali on Tuesday and says it may call off others while Virgin has cancelled all flights to and from the holiday destination.


Virgin says a decision on tomorrow’s flights will be made once they receive further updates from the Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre.

Below is a list of Virgin Australia flights that have been cancelled today:

VA49 MEL-DPS                   0915L
VA43 BNE-DPS                   1010L
VA65 SYD-DPS                   1120L
VA60 DPS-PER                   1330L
VA57 PER-DPS                   1300L
VA59 PER-DPS                   1800L
VA62 DPS-PER                   1755L
VA46 DPS-BNE                    2110L
VA54 DPS-MEL                    2230L

VA64 DPS-SYD                    0010L (4th November)

The following Jetstar flights have been cancelled:

To Bali:

  • JQ43 – Melbourne-Bali
  • JQ117 – Singapore-Bali
  • JQ106 – Perth-Bali

From Bali:

  • JQ44 – Bali-Melbourne
  • JQ117 – Bali-Perth
  • JQ107 – Bali-Perth