Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport closed early on Friday morning due to volcanic activity and ash clouds from the Mount Agung.
The airport was closed at 3AM local time and reopened at 2:30PM in the afternoon. Closure lead to cancellations of more than 300 flights. Passengers should check their schedules if they are flying to or from Bali over the next few days.
The airport was last closed in September for more than a day due to Mount Agung activity that greatly affected tourist number in the island over the following months.
26 penerbangan dari Jetstar dan AirAsia telah dibatalkan penerbangan ke Bali. Bandara Ngurah Rai masih beroperasi normal. VONA Orange. Namun kebijakan penerbangan diserahkan pada maskapai masing-masing. Hingga 28/6/2018 malam ini hembusan Gunung Agung masih berlangsung. pic.twitter.com/9HB0BZSfz1
— Sutopo Purwo Nugroho (@Sutopo_PN) June 28, 2018
Passengers should check with airlines that their flights are operating. These cancellations always affect flights at least a day or two due to the planes and crews being out of their usual rotations.