Thirty-six flights to and from Jakarta’s main international airport were cancelled on Saturday because of the volcanic eruption from Mount Merapi, a Soekarno-Hatta International Airport spokesman said.
“Thirty-six flights to and from Jakarta from 11 airlines have been cancelled today. I think it’s for safety reasons due to the volcanic ash from Merapi,” spokesman Sudaryanto said.
“Safety is good, but actually the ash hasn’t reach Jakarta.”
The airlines that cancelled their flights are Singapore Airlines, AirAsia, Emirates, Malaysia Airlines, JAL, Turkish Airlines, Lufthansa, China Airlines, Korean Air, Tiger Air and the local airline Mandala.