The Jakarta Post
Following the eruption of Mount Agung on Tuesday, Citilink has canceled two flights to and from Banyuwangi, East Java. (The Jakarta Post/Bagus BT. Saragih)
Garuda Indonesia’s low-cost subsidiary, Citilink, has canceled two flights to and from Banyuwangi, East Java, following the closure of Blimbing Sari Airport in Banyuwangi.
Ranty Astari Rachman of Garuda said the airport was reportedly covered with volcanic ash emanating from Mount Agung in Bali on Tuesday morning, which could put flight safety at risk.
Citilink will resume normal flight operations when conditions were deemed safe by the airport regulator.
For more information, passengers are advised to contact Citilink Indonesia’s call center at 08041080808.
The alert level for Mount Agung has been raised to siaga (alert), its second-highest level, after it erupted on Monday. Another eruption occurred on Tuesday at 4:13 a.m., which spewed a 2,000-meter-high ash column and thick smoke into the sky. (wng)