Jetstar and Qantas schedule relief flights to Denpasar as airport reopens

A general view shows Mount Agung erupting seen from Kubu sub-district in Karangasem Regency on Indonesia’s resort island of Bali on Tuesday

A change in wind direction means that scheduled flights to and from Bali will resume imminently, together with rescue missions.

After being closed for three days, Ngurah Rai International Airport resumed activities on Wednesday afternoon to serve flights to and from Bali despite the ongoing volcanic activity of Mount Agung.

Mount Agung in peaceful mode on the island of Bali.

"Volcanic activity and ash cloud are unpredictable and flights may be cancelled at short notice".

An orange VONA alert means a volcano "is exhibiting heightened unrest with increased likelihood of eruption, or volcanic eruption is underway with no or minor ash emission", according to the World Organisation of Volcano Observatories.

AirAsia, KLM, Qantas, Virgin and other airlines are now lining up to take advantage of the airport opening in case it is brief, with most departures typically bound for Singapore Changi Airport and Australia's global airports.


In relation to the first flight, she said: "I've been informed by a member of the hotel staff that it's a domestic flight rather than global". Other carriers are already gearing up for extra flights to the holiday island. The worldwide airport in Bali has also been re-opened, allowing some airlines to resume operation in the area. But it still warns travellers with imminent bookings "to defer non-essential travel to Bali".

Jetstar and Qantas have scheduled 10 flights and will put on up to eight additional relief flights to bring tourists back.

She added that there has been no word as yet on whether her Emirates flight tomorrow has been cancelled or not.

Some flights were cancelled on Friday even though the airport remained open. It warns: "Virgin Australia is advising guests now in Bali not to travel to Denpasar Airport without a confirmed rebooked flight". Only those booked to fly to Amsterdam on KLM's normal daily flight are legally entitled to a duty of care from the airline.

The Vietnamese Embassy in Indonesia has instructed some 60 Vietnamese citizens stuck in the Indonesian island of Bali to leave risky areas near Mount Agung, due to volcanic eruption, stated the Foreign Ministry's Spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang.

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