The volcano that hit this weekend. Travellers wanting to head home will need to book flights from Surabaya Airport in East Java. Picture: AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati.

Bali's Ngurah Rai Airport in Denpasar will remain closed until further notice, Flight Centre said this afternoon. Travellers headed to Bali had their holiday travel disrupted this weekend after a volcanic eruption of Mount Ugung. The eruption prompted Indonesia’s volcanology centre to issue a red alert and many airlines delay or cancel their flights.


Supplier Relationship Leader for the Flight Centre Travel Group, Carlos Luis, told IOL Travel that due to the ongoing ash cloud eruption from Mount Agung and the prevailing winds that are bringing it in range of Denpasar, the airport will remain closed until further notice.

“The current situation remains ever-changing and suppliers and airlines will update their websites with re-accommodation or cancellation policies should they apply.

“We recommend that customers refer to the airline or supplier’s website for updated information pertaining to their travel,” says Luis.

According to Luis,Surabaya Airport (SUB) in East Java is open and operational. The journey from Denpasar to Surabaya by bus and ferry takes at least six and a half hours. Customers in desperate need to leave may be able to secure flights from Surabaya to home via Jakarta (JKT), Singapore (SIN) or Kuala Lumpur (KUL).