Volcano in Bali Erupts Shutting Down Airports!…

 

Mount-Raung-eruptionFive airports in Indonesia have been closed, including those in the tourist hotspot Bali, because of a volcanic eruption of Mount Raung, according to transportation officials. .

Mount Raung in East Java has been spewing ash into the air for nearly a week, raising concerns it could interfere with aircraft safety. Passengers and visitors are bored and say they want to go home. Currently they are hold up in the airport lobbies and waiting rooms.

For a second day, many flights between Bali and Australia have been cancelled, stranding travellers.

The island is a top holiday destination for Australians.

Jetstar and Virgin Australia have cancelled flights out of Bali’s Denpasar airport

A spokesperson for state airport operator Angkasa Pura told BBC Indonesian that Denpasar would be closed until at least 21:30 local time (13:30 GMT).

However, Indonesian transport ministry official JA Barata said the re-opening of the airports would be based on the activity on Mount Raung, which is about 120km (75 miles) from Denpasar airport.

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