27 Nov '17, 11pm

Indonesia extends Bali airport closure due to Mount Agung's volcanic ash

JAKARTA: Indonesia's transportation ministry said on Tuesday (Nov 28) it will extend the closure of Bali's I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport for a further 24 hours because of ash from the eruption of the island's Mount Agung volcano. A report from local aviation navigation authorities showed that "aircraft flight channels are covered with volcanic ash" the ministry said in a statement. The closure is due to end 7am local time on Nov 29. A separate notice showed Lombok airport had been reopened, after an earlier closure overnight due to the eruption. Ten alternative airports have been prepared for airlines to divert inbound flights, including in neighbouring provinces. A separate notice showed Lombok airport had been reopened, after an earlier closure overnight due to the eruption. Agung rises majestically over eastern Bali to a height of just over 3,000m. On Monday,...

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