Life Travel Volcano eruption still halting flights to Bali

Volcano eruption still halting flights to Bali

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Travel plans continue to be thrown into chaos for people travelling between Australia and Bali as a volcanic dust cloud invades Indonesia’s air space.

Jetstar and Virgin cancelled all flights to and from Bali scheduled on Thursday, saying unfavourable winds were pushing a volcanic ash cloud closer to Denpasar Airport.

Virgin has also cancelled all flights from Australia to Denpasar on Friday.

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Airlines have cancelled more flights.
Airlines have cancelled more flights. Photo: ABC

A decision will be made by midday on Friday on whether flights will be able to leave Denpasar.

Flights to and from the holiday island have been disrupted since last week, as ash from Mount Raung causes disruption.

Jetstar said its cancellations would affect passengers flying from Brisbane and Perth.

Passengers have been urged to check with their airlines to determine when they can travel.

A Jetstar spokesman told Sky News on Wednesday night that unfavourable winds had caused the ash cloud to drift within 40km of the airport.

“As a result of this movement, Jetstar has cancelled services to and from Bali this evening, and delayed some flights scheduled to depart tomorrow morning pending detailed assessment by our flying operations team in the morning,” the spokesman said.

The spokesman said the airline might put on additional services in the coming days.

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