Merapi eruptions force Garuda to skip Yogyakarta airport
National flag carrier Garuda Indonesia continues to skip
Yogyakarta's Adi Sucipto airport following Mount Merapi eruptions despite a
guarantee that the airport is safe.
All Garuda flights departing to Yogyakarta landed at nearby
Adi Sumarno airport in Surakarta.
"All regular flights schedules except Garuda have
returned normal. The airport runways are now free from volcanic ash,"
Halindra, the manager of Adi Sucipto airport operator Angkasa Pura I, said as
quoted by tempointeraktif.com.
Garuda Indonesia spokesman Pujobroto admitted all Garuda
flights leaving for Yogyakarta had been transferred to Surakarta.
"Volcanic ash really disturbs the plane engines, thus
we decide for a re-route," he said.
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