Volcano ash closes Bali airport for the third time

Ash spewing from Mt Raung in east Java forced the closure of Bali’s Ngurah Rai airport at midday local time on Wednesday until further notice, forcing the cancellation of flights and stranding tourists during peak holiday season.

Bali airport.

Bali airport. Image by Forgemind ArchiMedia / CC BY 2.0

The rumbling volcano also saw the airport close twice between 9-12 July, forcing almost 900 flights to be cancelled or delayed and creating a backlog that took several days to clear. Read more: channelnewsasia.com

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