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Breaking News: Lombok Airport Closed Again, 47 Flights Canceled

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - As expected before, flights in and out Lombok Airport was canceled yesterday. Air Transport Directorate-General issued a Notice to Airman (NOTAM) to close the airport operations due to Mount Agung volcanic ash in Bali from 7:50 pm yesterday until 6 am this morning.

Lombok International Airport (LIA) was closed following a coordinated meeting with airport authorities, airlines, ground handling, state-owned AirNav Indonesia and the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) yesterday at 7:50 since a field observation in the form of paper test to find out the state of volcanic ash was canceled due to rainy condition.

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“The number of flights affected by Lombok International Airport closure is 47 in and out Lombok comprising: 24 flight arrivals and 23 flight departures,” state-owned airport operator PT Angkasa Pura I Corporate Secretary Israwadi said in a written statement received by Tempo on November 27.

Lombok Airport Meteorology Station head Oral Sem Wilar explained that the airport was closed last night due to the lack of a device to detect ash at night. “It is safer to cancel night flights,” he said.




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