Bali flights cancelled again by volcanic ash

  • 12/07/2015
Passengers wait for their delayed flights at Bali's Ngurah Rai International Airport (AAP)
Passengers wait for their delayed flights at Bali's Ngurah Rai International Airport (AAP)

Airlines have once again cancelled flights to and from Bali as volcanic ash continues to disrupt services.

After briefly reopening routes to and from Denpasar Airport on Saturday, Air New Zealand and Jetstar have shut down scheduled flights because volcanic ash from Mt Raung has begun blowing in an unfavourable direction.

Air New Zealand confirmed a flight en route to Bali, NZ7245, was turned back overnight after being delayed for nearly 12 hours.

Another flight scheduled from Bali on Sunday was also cancelled.

Both flights, the only ones scheduled for the next few days, would now depart on Tuesday, it said.

Jetstar said in a statement it would cancel flights to Bali on Sunday morning and review the safety conditions in the afternoon.

Air travel to Bali has been disrupted for days now, leaving hundreds of passengers stranded and tourists uncertain about their holidays.

NZN