Indonesia: flight cancellations due to volcanic ash clouds
Since October 26, an almost uninterrupted lava eruption from Mount Merapi volcano in Central Java has killed at least 122 people and forced over 150,000 persons to flee their home. Air transport from and to Java Island was dealing with chaos as airlines started to cancel flights due to the danger present by ash clouds and volatile particles of ashes in the air, which could cause severe damage to aircrafts' engines. Airports such as Yogyakarta and Solo have been closed to traffic due to their proximity to the volcano. AirAsia also suspended its flights to Bandung in West Java, while Semarang airport located North of Mount Merapi did not close to traffic. In Jakarta, many international airlines decided to cancel flights on Saturday.
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