Flights to Bali from Australia Resume as Ash Plume Disperses

By @ibtimesau on

Indonesia's Mount Sangeang Api continues to spew ash clouds, but it had dissipated to levels considered safe for planes. According to Kristianto of the Eastern Indonesian division of the geological agency, Sangean Api spewed white ash to heights of one kilometre on Monday.

With this development, Australian air carriers that fly to Bali have resumed their flights on Tuesday, Sky News reports

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On the same day, flag carrier Qantas announced it resumed flights to Denpasar Airport, the same with Virgin Australia, Air Asia and Jetstar, said Darwin International Airport spokeswoman Virginia Sanders.

Jetstar cancelled two flights out of Perth for Denpasar on Tuesday morning, but rescheduled the flights later in the day. Sanders said some changes may still take place. She urged passengers bound for Bali to check with their respective air carriers.

"Flights are coming back on line but there are some scheduled changes so people still need to check with the airline with regards to what's happening with their particular flight," Sanders said.

However, Indonesian authorities warned that the volcano still has the potential to disrupt air travel in the coming days. Tremors had been decreasing, but the danger is still there as the agency recorded shallow volcanic earthquakes and surface event earthquakes, Kristianto added.

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