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.

Singapore Airlines will be operating two flights tonight (Wednesday) from Bali’s Ngurah Rai Airport in Denpasar, Thompsons Holidays said in a press statement this afternoon.
“We have just received news that Singapore Airlines has a scheduled flight departing Singapore today on SQ 947 at 20h05pm and SQ949 at 21h45pm (Bali time).
Angela Wood, Marketing General Manager Thompsons Holidays, said the airport will be operating as normal from this afternoon (South African time).
Club Travel Marketing Manager Luana Visagie, said passengers already in Bali and those due to travel in the next two weeks are being dealt with as a priority.
“We are in close contact with the relevant airlines and ground operators in Bali to ensure the safety of our clients and as far as possible to avoid disruption of clients travelling in the near future,” she said.
Nicky Potgieter, Flight Centre Leisure Marketing Leader, said Mount Agung is continuing to spew ash and smoke. Large volcanic rocks have also been found up to 4km from the summit.
“The ash cloud has now reached heights of up to 10,000 metres and scientists are predicting that a major eruption is imminent.
“The exclusion / evacuation zone around the volcano is currently 10km and all residents and visitors in that area are advised to leave immediately. Kuta, Ubud, Seminyak and other popular beach areas are not affected by the volcano,” said Potgieter.