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International airlines cancel flights as volcano eruption continues

8-Nov-2010 10:17 AM

International carriers cancelled 38 flights to/from Indonesia on 06-Nov-2010 and 50 on 07-Nov-2010, as Mt Merapi continued to erupt over the weekend, spreading volcanic ash (The Jakarta Post, 07-Nov-2010). Yogyakarta Adisutjipto International Airport has been closed since 05-Nov-2010 (Japan Today, 07-Nov-2010). Most airlines have now resumed flights to Jakarta (ChannelNewsasia.com/Jakarta Post, 07-Nov-2010).

  • AirAsia: continued to suspended flights to Yogyakarta, also suspended flights to/from Bandung and Jakarta. It resumed flights to Jakarta on 07-Nov-2010;
  • Batavia: cancelled two domestic flights from Yogyakarta;
  • Cathay Pacific: cancelled two flights on 07-Nov-2010;
  • Emirates: cancelled four flights on 07-Nov-2010. Dubai-Jakarta service has now been reinstated (Gulf Today, 08-Nov-2010);
  • Eva Air: cancelled flights on 07-Nov-2010;
  • Garuda Indonesia: cancelled 15 domestic flights from Yogyakarta;
  • Japan Airlines: cancelled two flights over the weekend;
  • Jetstar: cancelled two flights on 07-Nov-2010;
  • KLM: reinstated two flights on 07-Nov-2010;
  • Lion Air: cancelled four domestic flights from Yogyakarta;
  • Malaysia Airlines: operated three flights between Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta as scheduled on 07-Nov-2010, but cancelled two flights;
  • Philippine Airlines: cancelled two flights on the morning of 07-Nov-2010;
  • Qantas: operated as normal on 07-Nov-2010.
  • Royal Brunei: cancelled flights on 07-Nov-2010, but reinstated two during the day;
  • Singapore Airlines: cancelled seven flights to/from Jakarta on 06-Nov-2010 and one early on 07-Nov-2010. It reinstated two morning flights on 07-Nov-2010 and operated a supplementary flight between Jakarta and Singapore;
  • Silk Air: cancelled two flights on 04-Nov-2010 and 06-Nov-2010; [more] [more]
  • Turkish Airlines: cancelled flights over the weekend;
  • Valuair: cancelled two flights on the morning of 07-Nov-2010.