Travel News Alert – All Flights to Jakarta Cancelled

06 Nov

Jakarta – Indonesia

A spokesman for Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Sudaryanto, said that ‘thirty-six flights to and from Jakarta from 11 airlines have been cancelled today. I think it’s for safety reasons due to the volcanic ash from Merapi’.

The airlines that cancelled flight to Jakarta includes Singapore Airlines, AirAsia, Emirates, Malaysia Airlines, JAL, Turkish Airlines, Lufthansa, China Airlines, Korean Air, Tiger Air and the local airline Mandala.

On 26 October this year, Mount Merapi, on Central Java erupted a day after a tsunami killed more than 400 people in a remote area off Sumatra island. So far, the volcano – about 430 kilometres from Jakarta – had killed 128 people. This is the first time international flights have been affected. — AFP

Don’t really want to report any negative news today, but this is happening close to home.

Source : Straits Times
Time stamp shows : 06/11/2010 9.46pm, Singapore

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Posted by on November 6, 2010 in News, Travel


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