The Jakarta Post
Abdurahman Saleh airport in Malang, East Java, has been closed since 9 a.m Friday morning due to volcanic ash spewing from the Tengger caldera.
"Malang airport will be closed starting from today, Friday Dec. 11 at 9.30 a.m until Saturday Dec. 12 at 9.30 a.m, according to our estimates" said Transportation Ministry spokesperson JA Barata in a press statement on Friday.
Barata said that the situation could change at any time, and thus he recommended the public use alternative modes of transportation.
Tengger Massif is in Bromo Tengger National Park, to the east of Malang.
There are five volcanoes inside the Tengger Caldera: Mount Bromo (2,329 m), Mount Batok (2,470 m), Mount Kursi (2,581 m), Mount Watangan (2,661 m) and Mount Widodaren (2,650 m). (ags)(+)
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