Virgin Australia, Jetstar Cancel Bali Flights as Volcano Eruptsby
Jetstar Airways says it's also made changes to schedules
Winds pushing ash toward Denpasar airport, Jetstar says
“Mount Rinjani continues to erupt and wind conditions are forecast to remain unfavorable today,” Brisbane-based Virgin said Saturday in a statement. It plans to decide later whether its flights between Bali and Australia will resume Sunday.
Winds have pushed volcanic ash toward Denpasar Airport and are forecast to worsen, Jetstar said in a statement posted to its website.
Disruption to flights is due to ash from Lombok’s Mount Rinjani and follows flight cancellations to Bali in July and August during an eruption by Mount Raung on Java.