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Bali airport reopened after three-day closure due to volcano eruption

Society 30.11.2017 | 11:23

Jakarta 30 November (BelTA - ANTARA) -The Directorate General of Civil Aviation at the Ministry of Transportation has declared the resuming of operations at I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali on Wednesday (Nov 29) at 15.00 Central Indonesian Standard Time (WITA).

Based on the coordination meeting, volcanic ash had moved to the southeast direction. As a result, volcanic ash has not covered the airspace near the airport.

Thus, the activities at the airport can be resumed normally.

In addition, the Volcano Observation Notice for Aviation has decreased from Red to Orange.

The Bali airport authorities had earlier extended the closure of the airport by another day, until 7 a.m. on Thursday, following volcanic ash found in airspace near the airport.

On Monday (Nov 27), the Bali airport authorities had closed down the airport for 24 hours, following the eruption.

The 3,142-meter-high volcano has been rumbling since August 2017.

On Nov 21, Mount Agung had erupted, releasing volcanic ash and smoke some 700 meters high from the crater at 5:05 p.m. local time.

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