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Semarang, Surakarta airports closed due to volcanic ash from Merapi

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The Jakarta Post

-  /  Fri, June 1, 2018  /  06:32 pm
Semarang, Surakarta airports closed due to volcanic ash from Merapi

Ahmad Yani International Airport in Semarang and Adi Soemarmo International Airport in Surakarta, both in Central Java, were temporarily closed today due to the spread of volcanic ash from Mount Merapi. (PT Angkasa Pura I/-)

Ahmad Yani International Airport in Semarang and Adi Soemarmo International Airport in Surakarta, both in Central Java, were temporarily closed due to the spread of volcanic ash from Mount Merapi, according to airport operator PT Angkasa Pura I (AP I).

Operations were suspended for three hours on Friday, from 3.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m., after volcanic ash reached both airports, potentially affecting flight safety.

Read also: Mount Merapi ash hits Borobudur temple

Incoming and outgoing flights affected by the closure include:

From and to Semarang

Silk Air MI 103 Semarang (SRG)-Singapore (SIN)

Lion Air JT 543 Banjarmasin (BDJ)-SRG

Garuda Indonesia GA 238 Jakarta (CGK)-SRG

Garuda Indonesia GA 240 CGK-SRG

Garuda Indonesia GA 242 CGK-SRG

Garuda Indonesia GA 248 CGK-SRG

Garuda Indonesia GA 365 Lombok (LOB)-Surabaya (SUB)-SRG 

Citilink QG 144 CGK-SRG

Citilink QG 145 SRG-CGK

Citilink QG 798 CGK-SRG

Lion Air JT 516 CGK-SRG

Lion Air JT 502 CGK-SRG

Lion Air JT 514 CGK-SRG

Wings Air IW 1897 SUB-SRG

Wings Air IW 1896 Bandung (BDO)-SRG

From and to Surakarta

Batik Air ID 7040 Surakarta (SOC)-Halim, Jakarta (HLP)

Citilink QG 125 SOC-HLP

Citilink QG 127 SOC-HLP

Garuda Indonesia GA 221 SOC-CGK

AP I said it would continue to monitor Merapi.

Passengers affected by the closure are expected to check their flight status through airline updates or through Angkasa Pura Airports’ Facebook and Twitter accounts. (wng)

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