November 27, 2017 / 11:16 PM / a year ago

Indonesia extends Bali airport closure due to volcanic ash

JAKARTA, Nov 28 (Reuters) - Indonesia’s transportation ministry said on Tuesday it will extend the closure of Bali’s I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport for a further 24 hours because of ash from the eruption of the island’s Mount Agung volcano.

A report from local aviation navigation authorities showed that “aircraft flight channels are covered with volcanic ash” the ministry said in a statement.

The closure is due to end 7 am local time on November 29. A separate notice showed Lombok airport had been reopened, after an earlier closure overnight due to the eruption. (Reporting by Bernadette Christina Munthe; Writing by Fergus Jensen; Editing by Eric Meijer)

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