Bali Volcano Update: 04-Dec-2017

    Qantas Group to resume service between Sydney and Bali

    Qantas Group announced (03-Dec-2017) it will resume scheduled services between Sydney and Bali on 04-Dec-2017. The carrier noted volcanic activity and ash cloud are unpredictable, and flights may be cancelled at short notice. The eruption of the Mount Agung volcanic activity in Indonesia resulted in close to 7000 Qantas and Jetstar passengers being stranded in Bali due to the airport closure and cancellation of scheduled flights. Relief operations on 30-Nov-2017 saw 16 services deployed to the island including a Qantas Boeing 747-400 operated by volunteer crew, enabling more than 3500 people to return to Australia. The carriers intend to operate as many flights possible, subject to ash movement and weather conditions. [more – original PR]

    Virgin Australia continues to operate recovery flights from Bali

    Virgin Australia reported (04-Dec-2017) it plans to operate most of its scheduled services from Denpasar to Australia for 04-Dec-2017, subject to a review of flying conditions. Two services have been cancelled from Australia to Indonesia, and the carrier is not flying into Bali at present, due to the ongoing uncertainty around the eruption. Denpasar Airport remains open and the carrier continues to closely monitor the volcanic activity at Mt Agung. [more – original PR]