Indonesia: Mount Raung eruptions ground Bali flights again
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Indonesia: Mount Raung eruptions ground Bali flights again

Ash clouds from eruptions at Indonesia’s Mount Raung volcano have grounded flights between the resort island of Bali and Australia again after severe disruptions earlier this month.

Virgin Australia announced that all Wednesday flights in and out of Denpasar Airport had been cancelled.

“The latest advice from our team of meteorologists and the Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre is that conditions in the vicinity of Denpasar Airport have deteriorated and are no longer safe for flying,” it said in a statement.

It added that it would update passengers on Thursday’s flight status Wednesday evening.

“Virgin Australia has offered to waive all fare differences for guests who are booked to travel to Denpasar by 28 July 2015 and wish to switch their travel to one of 12 other island and coastal holiday destinations,” it said.

Australian budget carrier Jetstar also tweeted that flights to and from Bali had been disrupted.

It confirmed on its Facebook page that the following flights have been cancelled.

* JQ 43 – Melbourne-Bali

* JQ 44 – Bali-Melbourne

* JQ 106 – Perth-Bali

* JQ 105 – Bali-Perth

Mount Raung in East Java province is located about 150 kilometers (93 miles) from Bali’s international airport.

Giant volcanic ash clouds caused travel chaos for thousands of people earlier this month after flights in and out of Bali were grounded for days.