Volcanic Ash Causes Indonesia Airport Closure

Jets tar and Virginia Australia have cancelled flights out of Bali's Denpasar airport.
Jets tar and Virginia Australia have cancelled flights out of Bali's Denpasar airport.

Jets tar and Virginia Australia have cancelled flights out of Bali’s Denpasar airport.

Indonesia extended to Saturday the closure of three airports, including on the holiday hot spot of Bali, due to drifting ash from a volcano, spelling more flight cancellations and travel chaos for thousands of holiday makers. Authorities closed the airport in Bali, the international airport on popular Lombok island, and three others serving domestic routes late Thursday as Mount Raung on Java spewed clouds of ash into the sky. “All three of them will be closed till 10:00am tomorrow, ” ministry spokesman J.A Barata told AFP. “The air is still not clear.” Lombok international airport, and a smaller one on the island, were reopened on Friday. The closure of Bali airport came during peak season, when tourists flock to the tropical island to enjoy its palm-fringed beaches, and crowds of anxious visitors packed out the terminal buildings as they waited for more information about their flights.

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