Mt Agung warnings yet to alter Bali passenger movements

Increase in volcanic activity at Mount Agung

Ferries and fast boats between Bali and Lombok, as well as airline activity around Bali, are running normally, despite the Indonesia Disaster and Mitigation Agency last week raising the Mount Agung volcano alert status to level three.

Dheny Nurdiana Putra, spokesperson of Indonesia Ferry (ASDP), was quoted in the local media as saying there had been no sudden increases in passenger movements between Padangbai (Bali) and Lembar (Lombok) ports.

Increase in volcanic activity at Mount Agung

Similarly, Angkasa Pura Lombok International Airport spokesperson Purei Muslimah said all flights were running as normal.

In the meantime, AirNav Indonesia, the flight navigation service company, is working together with PVMBG, the disaster and mitigation agency of Australia to monitor the volcanic activity.

Novie Riyanto, president director of AirNav Indonesia, yesterday said: “The cooperation is to ensure flight safety, especially if the mountain spurt volcanic material to the air. As per today, the airline activities around Bali airspace are still normal.”

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