Update: Bali Airport Closed Due to Volcanic Ash; All Flights Suspended

Thousands of travelers are currently stranded on the island of Bali in Indonesia due to the closure of Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport, which is also known as Denpasar International Airport.

Update: Bali Airport Closed Due to Volcanic Ash; All Flights Suspended

The following statement is currently posted at this Internet web site pertaining to information about the airport:

Flight operations at Bali Denpasar Airport (DPS) are currently suspended due to Agung volcanic ash.

“Cancel Due To Volcano” is the status of all flights listed at the official Internet web site of the airport itself.

The latest eruption of Mount Agung forced officials to expand the danger zone around the volcano — and the airport is included in that danger zone — which resulted in the evacuation of tens of thousands of people.

A larger eruption is expected in the near future from Mount Agung, which has been spewing clouds of white and dark gray volcanic ash approximately 9,800 feet into the atmosphere and resulted in the disruptions in air travel prior to the closure of the airport. As a result, all flights in and out of the airport are currently suspended until at least Tuesday morning, November 28, 2018 — and even then, there is no guarantee that operations will resume at the airport, as lava is welling up in the crater of Mount Agung and is expected to spill out onto the slopes of the mountain.

Summary

Contact your travel provider — airline, hotel, and rental car company as three examples — to 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.

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