David Stuart

Chaos continues as volcano ash drifts to Denpasar airport

FLIGHTS continue to be disrupted between Australia and Bali following a volcanic eruption.

Services to and from the holiday island were disrupted again this week after ash from the Mount Raung volcano drifted towards Denpasar airport.

The volcano, which came to life last week, is located about 150km from the airport.

Jetstar said in a statement on Thursday that passenger safety was its paramount concern.

"We regret the frustration these cancellations and delays will cause our customers, however we will always put safety before schedule," the airline said.

"We appreciate that some customers ticketed to travel with us to or from Bali may wish to amend their travel plans and we are offering a range of options to accommodate requests."

Virgin Australia has also cancelled several flights to Bali from Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.

The airline said passengers whose flights had been cancelled as a result of the volcanic activity would be able to change their booking to another flight within 14 days at no extra charge or receive a full travel credit.

Passengers travelling to Bali are being urged to check with their airlines before going to the airport.


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