Jetstar and Virgin Australia cancel Bali services on 27-Nov-2017, due to Mount Agung eruption

    Jetstar Airways and Virgin Australia provided (27-Nov-2017) the following updates on operations between Australia and Bali (Indonesia) following the eruption of the Mount Agung volcano:

    • Jetstar Airways, via its official travel alerts and Twitter account, announced all operations to Bali have been cancelled for 27-Nov-2017. The carrier stated conditions in Bali have worsened due to the ash cloud from the Mount Agung volcano. The carrier operated most services on 26-Nov-2017, after senior pilots, using information and forecasts from the Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre, assessed conditions in Bali following the eruption of Mount Agung and deemed that conditions had improved and it was safe to fly. The carrier noted that the volcano and movement of ash cloud are highly unpredictable and flights are subject to change at short notice based on assessment of safety to fly; [more – original PR – Jetstar Airways]
    • Virgin Australia cancelled services to/from Bali on 27-Nov-2017. The Agung Volcano Observatory aviation colour code is currently red, indicating further eruption is imminent or underway with significant emission of volcanic ash into the atmosphere likely. [more – original PR – Virgin Australia]