Dozens Of Bali Flights CANCELLED During School Holidays
Another round of volcanic activity has once again left travellers grounded in Bali.
Jetstar, Virgin and Tigerair have cancelled a string of flights between Australia and Bali during the busy school holiday period.
An ash cloud that is spewing from Mount Rinjani near Lombok has grounded seven Jetstar flights; JQ38 Bali-Sydney, JQ58 Bali-Brisbane, JQ116 Bali-Singapore, JQ128 Bali-Adelaide, JQ57 Brisbane-Bali, JQ116 Perth-Bali and JQ127 Adelaide-Bali.
Customers are set to be updated with the latest situation first thing today and passengers who are travelling today are advised to head to the airport as normal.
"Early Wednesday morning our pilots and meteorologists will assess the latest information from the Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre and make a decision about flights scheduled for the rest of the day," Jetstar said in a statement.
"We will always put safety before schedule and will only commence flying when it is safe to do so."
Virgin Australia cancelled two flights out of Bali on Tuesday night: VA70 to Sydney and VA46 to Brisbane. The airline also cancelled to flights from Australia to Bali which were due to depart on Wednesday: VA41 from Brisbane and VA65 from Sydney.
Virgin said it will waive cancellation and change fees for any guests who still wish to cancel.
Tigerair will update customers later today but has delayed flights TT19 Perth-Bali and TT2 Bali - Melbourne.
"Tigerair Australia will work hard to minimise the inconvenience for any affected passengers disrupted as a result of volcanic ash cloud by getting them to where they are going as soon as possible or with a range of provisions including free of charge transfer onto next available services," the company said.