MANGUPURA – The latest data obtained by the Tribun Bali regarding the airline’s policy to cancel its flights from and to I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport is increasing. From the previous 31 flights now become 42 cancel flight.
“The latest information we get from airlines now has 42 cancel flights, still dominated with international flights of 32 flight cancel while domestic there are 10 cancel flight,” said Communication & Legal Section Head Ngurah Rai Airport, Arie Ahsanurrohim, Thursday (06/28/2018 ) night.
The canceled flight routes are Kuala Lumpur-Bali with flight code AK370, Bali-Kuala Lumpur with flight code AK371, Kuala Lumpur-Bali with flight code AK378, Bali-Kuala Lumpur with flight code AK379.
In addition, Bali – Singapore with flight code QZ508, Singapore-Bali with flight code QZ509, Bali-Perth with flight code QZ536, Perth-Bali with flight code QZ537, Perth-Bali with flight code QZ545, Bali-Kuala Lumpur with flight code QZ554.
Kuala Lumpur-Bali with flight code QZ555, Bali-Jakarta with flight code QZ7533, Jakarta-Bali with flight code QZ7534, Jakarta-Bali with flight code XT7516.
Bali-Jakarta with flight code XT7517, Jakarta-Bali with flight code XT7518, Bali-Jakarta with flight code XT7519, Jakarta-Bali with flight code XT7522, Bali-Jakarta with flight code XT7523, Surabaya-Bali with flight code XT7624.
Bali-Surabaya with flight code XT7625, Manila-Bali with flight code Z2231, and Bali-Manila with flight code Z2232.
While the flight delayed by Bangkok-Don Mueang-Bali with flight code FD398 was postponed 29 June 2018 at 09:00 WITA, Bali-Bangkok with flight code FD399, Singapore-Bali with flight code QZ507, and Kuala Lumpur-Bali with flight code QZ557 is also delayed.
AirAsia will continue to coordinate with the relevant authorities to convey information and developments in the current situation.
Airline Jet Star also canceled four flights, namely JQ 107 Denpasar-Perth, 3K 246 Denpasar-Singapore, JQ 106 Perth-Denpasar, and 3K 245 Singapore-Denpasar.
Qantas Airlines also canceled flights, namely Denpasar-Melbourne, Denpasar-Sydney, Melbourne-Denpasar, Sydney-Denpasar.
Virgin Air Airlines canceled flights, Sydney-Denpasar and Denpasar-Sydney.
According to Arie, the airline’s policy may be due to avoiding the spread of volcanic ash into the aircraft engines that could endanger the flight.
From the Tribun Bali’s observation in the field, visible passengers crowded the ticket counter of Ngurah Rai Airport to get information on flight cancellations and make changes to their flight schedule.
Until now the operation of the airport runs normally and on the airside side there is no spread of volcanic ash and airport space is also safe for flight.