Garuda Woes Disrupt More Flights

JAKARTA State-owned national flag carrier Garuda Indonesia cancelled four flights on Monday in ongoing disruptions apparently caused by a computer system error. The Monday cancellations followed problems over the weekend where Garuda passengers were left in the dark over their flights. There were angry scenes at Jakarta airport when stranded passengers tried unsuccessfully to find […]

Volcano Ash Cancels Bali Night Flights

MELBOURNE Qantas low-fare airline Jetstar has cancelled night flying into and out of Ngurah Rai International Airport because of the high-altitude ash plume from the Mt Merapi eruption in Central Java. It has rescheduled all Bali flights to land and take off in daylight so pilots can visually check for ash in the atmosphere. Jetstar […]

Govt Issues Merapi Flight Warning

JAKARTA The government warned airlines on Tuesday to avoid certain routes over Central Java as the Mount Merapi volcano belched more heat clouds of gas and ash, while six international flights were cancelled. Transport Ministry spokesman Bambang Ervan said an official warning was issued telling all airlines to “use an alternative route for safety reasons […]

AirAsia Cancels Flights over Merapi Eruptions

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysian budget carrier AirAsia said on Tuesday it had cancelled flights to Yogyakarta and Solo for the day due to the eruption of Mount Merapi. The volcano began erupting a week ago, forcing up to 50,000 people into temporary shelters, and on Monday spewed more heat clouds and ash. “The flights… to Yogya […]