Virgin's 'resumed' Bali flights cancelled due to ash
VOLCANIC ash continues to wreak havoc on flight operations in and out of Bali's Denpasar Airport.
Despite, on Saturday night, announcing a resumption of flights from the popular tourist destination, Virgin has again cancelled flights due to volcanic ash spewing out of the nearby Mt Raung.
"The latest advice from our team of meteorologists and the Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre is that conditions are no longer suitable for operations into and out of Denpasar Airport today," Virgin said in a statement
"We have been advised that Mt Raung continues to erupt and winds are now blowing in an unfavourable direction, and are forecast to continue to do so for the rest of the day.
"Therefore Virgin Australia has cancelled all flights into and out of Denpasar today."
Virgin has advised the following services on Sunday 12 July are cancelled:
- VA49 MEL DPS - 0905L
- VA9540 MEL DPS - 1000L
- VA41 BNE DPS - 1005L
- VA9542 BNE DPS - 1030L
- VA65 SYD DPS - 1115L
- VA57 PER DPS - 1440L
- VA39 ADL DPS - 1440L
- VA43 BNE DPS - 1845L
- VA9550 PER DPS - 2115L
- VA60 DPS PER - 1440L
- VA9541 DPS MEL - 1530L
- VA9543 DPS BNE - 1600L
- VA46 DPS BNE - 2110L
- VA54 DPS MEL - 2210L
- VA70 DPS SYD - 2210L
- VA9551 DPS PER - 2345L
- VA64 DPS SYD - 0020L+1 (Departs early Monday morning)
- VA40 DPS BNE - 0110+1 (Departs early Monday morning)
Message from Virgin
We will continue to monitor the situation closely. The safety of our guests and crew is our highest priority and we will keep customers updated as new information becomes available.
Virgin Australia is advising guests currently in Bali not to travel to Denpasar Airport without a confirmed rebooked flight. Guests are instead advised to call our Guest Contact Centre on 13 67 89 (from Australia), 00 1803 061 2002 (from Indonesia) or +61 7 3295 2296 from other international locations.
Once we have confirmed that conditions have improved, additional flights will be scheduled between Australia and Denpasar, to ensure we can have guests on their way as soon as possible.
Guests whose flights have been cancelled as a result of the volcanic activity will be able to change their booking to another date or alternative destination within 14 days without fee or receive a full travel credit by contacting our Guest Contact Centre on 13 67 89 (from Australia), 00 1803 061 2002 (from Indonesia) or +61 7 3295 2296 from other international locations. Any guests due to travel to or from Denpasar are encouraged to check the status of their flight on our website.