indonesia ready to divert tourists
Last Updated : GMT 17:34:35
Emiratesvoice, emirates voice
Emiratesvoice, emirates voice
Last Updated : GMT 17:34:35
Emiratesvoice, emirates voice

As Bali Volcano Rumbles

Indonesia ready to divert tourists

Emiratesvoice, emirates voice

Emiratesvoice, emirates voice Indonesia ready to divert tourists

Indonesian authorities are on standby to divert
Karangasem - Emirates Voice

Indonesian authorities are on standby to divert flights destined for the holiday island of Bali as increasingly frequent tremors from a rumbling volcano stoke fears an eruption could be imminent.  
Mount Agung, 75 kilometres (47 miles) from the tourist hub of Kuta, has been shaking since August, threatening to erupt for the first time in more than 50 years and forcing more than 80,000 people to flee their homes.
Bali attracts millions of foreign visitors every year to its palm-fringed beaches and an eruption would be a blow to its tourism-dependent economy.
The airport in Bali's capital Denpasar has not been affected, but several countries including Australia and Singapore have issued advisories warning travellers to exercise caution.
In the case of an eruption, Indonesia plans to divert flights headed for Bali to ten other airports, including on nearby Lombok and the capital Jakarta.
"The planes will be diverted to their nearest location or where it originally took off from," transport minister Budi Karya Sumadi said.
Airlines are watching the situation closely and 100 buses have been prepared to evacuate tourists.
Virgin Australia said it would be making an extra fuel stop in Darwin for some of its flights between Australia and Bali in case it is forced to turn back.
Singapore Airlines said customers travelling between September 23 and October 2 could rebook flights or ask for a refund.
- Eruption jitters -
Officials announced the highest possible alert level on Friday due to the increasing volcanic activity, and told people to stay at least nine kilometres away from the crater.
They are still stressing the island is generally safe, but there are signs the volcano is starting to give tourists the jitters.
I Komang Nik Suantara, owner of the Amed Beach Resort on Bali’s east coast, said business had collapsed since the alert level was raised.
"Amed is safe from the lava but still the economy is very down, no customer, everyone cancelled,” he said.
German tourist Christoph Lange, who is staying in Amed, said that despite frequent tremors he felt "pretty safe".
"We've got like 20, 30, 40 shakes where you could feel the earth shaking," Lange, 30, told AFP.
"While we were diving we had quite a few. Under water you can hear it, it's pretty loud actually."
Rahmat, who sells clothes from a stall in Kuta, said his income had halved in the past week because there were fewer tourists.
The Indonesian Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation said tremors were increasing and it had recorded 480 between 12am and 12pm on Wednesday. A thin column of smoke can be seen rising from the mountain's summit.
"So far the activity of Mount Agung remains high, the alert level is on level 4 -- the highest," said Kasbani, head volcanologist at the centre who like many Indonesians has one name.
Indonesia lies on the Pacific "Ring of Fire" where tectonic plates collide, causing frequent seismic and volcanic activity.
Mount Agung last erupted in 1963, killing nearly 1,600 people.

GMT 10:28 2018 Wednesday ,24 January

New hunt for flight MH370 gets under way

GMT 06:02 2018 Tuesday ,23 January

Europe brings on charm and blue skies

GMT 05:13 2018 Monday ,22 January

Airbus to get '10 years of visibility'

GMT 08:09 2018 Sunday ,21 January

Emirates throws Airbus A380 a lifeline

GMT 06:56 2018 Saturday ,20 January

Lebanon says foiled IS holiday attacks

GMT 05:21 2018 Friday ,19 January

Emirates announces $16 bn deal

GMT 07:23 2018 Thursday ,18 January

Philippine volcano 'fireworks' draw

GMT 09:56 2018 Wednesday ,17 January

Tripoli flights still suspended after fighting
Emiratesvoice, emirates voice
Emiratesvoice, emirates voice

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

indonesia ready to divert tourists indonesia ready to divert tourists

 



Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

indonesia ready to divert tourists indonesia ready to divert tourists

 



Emiratesvoice, emirates voice Skincare PR Performance Full Year 2017

GMT 08:36 2018 Monday ,22 January

Skincare PR Performance Full Year 2017
Emiratesvoice, emirates voice New hunt for flight MH370 gets under way

GMT 10:28 2018 Wednesday ,24 January

New hunt for flight MH370 gets under way
Emiratesvoice, emirates voice Modern colorful bedroom renovation

GMT 12:12 2017 Thursday ,21 December

Modern colorful bedroom renovation
Emiratesvoice, emirates voice Five Saudi women pilots granted GACA licences

GMT 15:04 2018 Thursday ,30 August

Five Saudi women pilots granted GACA licences
Emiratesvoice, emirates voice Turkey detains dozens more

GMT 10:11 2018 Wednesday ,24 January

Turkey detains dozens more
Emiratesvoice, emirates voice The Rake announces editorial updates

GMT 12:47 2018 Tuesday ,16 January

The Rake announces editorial updates
Emiratesvoice, emirates voice Europe brings on charm and blue skies

GMT 06:02 2018 Tuesday ,23 January

Europe brings on charm and blue skies
Emiratesvoice, emirates voice Sophisticated Classic Dining Room Design Ideas

GMT 12:15 2017 Monday ,18 December

Sophisticated Classic Dining Room Design Ideas
Emiratesvoice, emirates voice Arab Coalition Forces kill scores of Houthi commanders

GMT 12:46 2018 Thursday ,30 August

Arab Coalition Forces kill scores of Houthi commanders
Emiratesvoice, emirates voice Amazon to open first cashierless shop

GMT 05:18 2018 Tuesday ,23 January

Amazon to open first cashierless shop

GMT 19:57 2018 Tuesday ,23 January

Farm-fresh from Kerala to the UAE, in just one day

GMT 09:54 2018 Wednesday ,24 January

'Friendly and kind' N. Korean skaters

GMT 21:36 2017 Thursday ,09 February

Trump: Bully politics A showman extraordinaire

GMT 09:10 2018 Monday ,22 January

Spend a dollar, save a life

GMT 14:44 2013 Thursday ,04 July

Jotul launch new white enamel wood burning stove

GMT 12:20 2017 Monday ,18 December

Designer Ali Xeeshan teams up

GMT 14:55 2013 Tuesday ,02 July

Haifa Wehbe wows at Chanel Couture show

GMT 08:58 2017 Tuesday ,12 September

Model Graham celebrates sexy curves

GMT 12:51 2017 Tuesday ,14 November

Suneet Varma brings his Enchanted

GMT 17:15 2015 Wednesday ,18 March

DP World acquires the Economic Zones World FZE

GMT 10:39 2017 Monday ,31 July

China tells Trump not to link trade to N. Korea

GMT 14:59 2017 Wednesday ,18 January

Yann David in from cold for France Six Nations squad

GMT 20:29 2014 Thursday ,02 January

ORLY unveils BLUSH nail colour collection

GMT 17:53 2017 Wednesday ,11 October

Eleven hurt after car crashes

GMT 04:31 2017 Monday ,06 March

Hadid mania grips Paris

GMT 13:47 2017 Monday ,02 October

LEO (July24th-August23rd)

GMT 10:21 2017 Wednesday ,01 February

Kylie Jenner goes braless in daring fringed dress

GMT 14:18 2016 Tuesday ,04 October

Binladin Group gets government funds

GMT 16:57 2018 Tuesday ,16 January

Football: Giggs set to be named as Wales boss

GMT 06:05 2018 Sunday ,14 January

Bitcoin shouldn't become the new Swiss bank account

GMT 16:12 2018 Saturday ,13 January

Cancer shatters gay marriage dreams
Emiratesvoice, emirates voice
 
 Emirates Voice Facebook,emirates voice facebook  Emirates Voice Twitter,emirates voice twitter Emirates Voice Rss,emirates voice rss  Emirates Voice Youtube,emirates voice youtube  Emirates Voice Youtube,emirates voice youtube
emiratesvoieen emiratesvoiceen emiratesvoiceen emiratesvoiceen
emiratesvoice emiratesvoice emiratesvoice
emiratesvoice
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
emiratesvoice, Emiratesvoice, Emiratesvoice