Nearly 700 flights canceled as Bali airport closed over volcanic eruption
November 4, 2015
Published on Nov 4, 2015
By Reporting by Bernadette Christina and Kanupriya Kapoor
(REUTERS) -- Indonesia has closed Bali airport, one of its busiest international terminals, cancelling hundreds of flights, because of ash spewed by a volcano on a nearby island, authorities said on Wednesday.
The resort island's Ngurah Rai airport will be closed until Thursday morning and will reopen after a re-evaluation of the situation, officials said.
"A total of 692 flights have been canceled," airport authorities said in a statement.
Mount Rinjani on the nearby island of Lombok has been spewing ash since last weekend.
"Tremors due to volcanic activities are continuously recorded and potential of more eruption is still high," the meteorological agency said in a statement.
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