07 Aug 2015 by Olga Brighton
Indonesian Mount Raung continues bringing bad news for travellers due to its persistent eruptions. On Friday, Jetstar and Virgin Australia grounded flights again as forecasts warn westerly winds are likely to send ash clouds over Denpasar.
The ash clouds are expected to hang over the popular holiday island for at least few more days. Airlines advise travellers against going to the airports but instead monitoring the forecasts and situation online.
In July, flights both in and out of Bali have been irregular because of multiple explosions from Mount Raung. Hundreds of travellers are forced to stay on the island being unable to fly back home.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office warns travellers that Mount Raung’s volcanic activity in Banyuwangi, East Java, is affecting flight schedules and the operation of regional airports including Ngurah Rai International Airport (Bali), Lombok International Airport, Selaparang Airport (West Nusa Tengerra), Blimbinsari Airport, Banyuwangi and Notohadinegro Airport (Jember, East Java), Abdul Rachman Saleh Airport (Malang) and Juanda Airport (Surabaya).
If you or your relatives have a vacation planned, please contact your tour operator, your airline and FCO for further information.