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Malang Airport closed because of ash from Bromo volcano MALANG - The directorate of Transport in Indonesia has ordered the immediate closure of the airport of Malang, Abdurahman Saleh. This is done because of the increasing amount of ash in the air - originating from the Mount Bromo volcano. The volcano, that has been erupting for several days now, is ejecting more ash into the skies. The airport is located about 25 kilometers from the crater of the volcano.

The decrete issued orders the immediate closure of the airport - starting 10:20 local time. The airport will be closed until at least December 4, 2010 17:00 local time, depending on the amount of ash in the regional skies at that moment. However the volcanic ash can barely be seen with the naked eye, a little bit of ash in the sky could endanger passengers and crew aboard flights that fly through an ash cloud. Closure was just a logical step in this matter.

Flights that left earlier today were still able to land at the airport of Malang. The last flights were operated by Sriwijaya Air, Garuda Indonesia and Batavia Air. People with tickets with as departure point or destination Malang are advised to contact their airline for a refund or rebooking of their tickets.


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Activity history for Mount Bromo

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Bromo eruption

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Posted in Volcanoes @ 29 November 2010 11:00 CET by Jeroen · 'Blog' RSS feed · permalink






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