Bali airport resumes operations day after volcano Mount Agung erupts


But the budget airline says several flights will remain as scheduled until further notice.

The worldwide airport at Indonesia's Bali island was reopened on Friday, after authorities closed it due to a volcanic eruption the previous day, AFP reported.

The airport reopened at 2:30 p.m. and all contingency plans to resume flights have been prepared and implemented according to procedure.

AirAsia strongly encouraged all passengers to update their contact details at as their flight status would be notified via email and SMS.

Jetstar scrapped flights to the tourist hotspot from Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane on Friday morning, while its flights leaving Bali - bound for the three capital cities and Cairns - were also cancelled.

Eruptions lasted for nearly a year, with the volcano falling silent again until September 2017 when several hundred earthquakes struck locally.

Its last major eruption in 1963 killed around 1,600 people.

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The National Disaster Mitigation Agency said almost 450 flights were canceled, affecting some 75,000 people.

No other airlines have cancelled flights yet.

Air New Zealand has cancelled Bali flights today due to an erupting volcano at Mount Agung.

Foreign tourists sit at a photo booth as their flight to Bali was canceledled due to Mount Agung's eruption, at Lombok International airport in Lombok Tengah, Indonesia, June 29, 2018. "We hoped that we could leave this morning, but the airport is closed", she said.

It added that winds could carry the ash southwest toward Bali's global airport and Java, Indonesia's most densely populated island. "The safety of our crew and passengers are our top priority", Emirates said.

In November, 150,000 local people were evacuated from the mountain and surrounds as volcanic activity intensified. Government seismologists monitor more than 120 active volcanoes.

Most travel insurance policies for Bali have excluded any volcano-related incidents since it began erupting past year, as it is considered a known risk.