Volcanic ash halts Bali flights

Virgin Australia has cancelled all flights to and from Denpasar Airport today because of an ash cloud from a volcanic eruption at Mt Raung in Indonesia.

In a statement Virgin said – “The latest advice from our team of meteorologists and the Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre is that conditions are not suitable for operations into and out of Denpasar Airport today.”

“We have been advised that Mt Raung continues to erupt and winds are blowing in an unfavourable direction, and are forecast to continue to do so for the rest of the day.”


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“Therefore Virgin Australia has cancelled all flights into and out of Denpasar today, Friday 7 August.”

Virgin will monitor the situation closely and will keep customers updated as new information becomes available.

Jetstar have cancelled all morning flights and are yet to make an announcement on afteroon flights.

“To give ourselves the best chance of operating flights in the afternoon, we will await the next VAAC information due out Friday morning before making a decision on our flying plans for the rest of the day.”

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