Update: Operations Resume at Bali Airport — But Not Completely

The ash cloud spewing from Mount Agung following its eruption — which began earlier this week — has shifted direction, which resulted in the decision to resume operations earlier today, Thursday, November 30, 2017 at Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport, which is also known as Denpasar International Airport.

Update: Operations Resume at Bali Airport — But Not Completely

“Despite the all-clear for Bali’s airport, flights are unlikely to rapidly return to normal levels and a change in the direction of the ash or a new more powerful eruption could force the airport’s closure again”, according to this article written by Stephen Wright for the Associated Press. “Flights trickled out of Bali a day after its airport reopened but the erupting volcano there shut down air travel to a neighboring Indonesian island Thursday, showing the continued risk to aircraft from the towering ash clouds.”

Ash clouds from volcanoes can clog the engines of airplanes and cause them to malfunction — or stop working altogether.

Tens of thousands of travelers were stranded on the island of Bali in Indonesia due to the expansion of the danger zone, which led to the closure of the airport and resulted in the suspension of all flights until further notice.

Summary

Despite the limited resumption of operations at the main airport, travel to Bali is still not advised at this time.

If you already have plans to travel to or from Bali, contact your travel provider — airline, hotel, and rental car company as three examples — to get the latest updates and either schedule alternate arrangements or perhaps cancel your travel plans altogether. Depending on the travel company, you should be able to do so without penalty.

Source: Map data ©2017 Google; INEGI Imagery ©2017 TerraMetrics.

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