11 May '18, 10am

Indonesia volcano erupts causing airport closure and flight cancellations

Thousands of travellers to and from Bali, Jakarta, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur have had their flights cancelled, delayed or diverted due to the eruption of Mount Merapi in central Java. The 9,610ft volcano, the most active in Indonesia, erupted at 7.32am on the morning of Friday 11 May. Indonesia’s National Disaster Management Authority (BNPB) said “ash rain” had fallen, “especially in the south to southwest of the peak crater of Mount Merapi”. The organisation urged people in the vicinity of the eruption to remain calm, but to “use a mask when performing activities outside the home”. Read more Java residents evacuated after volcano erupts in Indonesia The airport at Yogyakarta, a city of nearly half-a-million people, was temporarily closed. Air Asia cancelled services from Bali, Jakarta and Singapore, while its departure from Kuala Lumpur to Yogyakarta was instructed to re...

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