Category - Indonesia


Jakarta: terrorist attack

An Indonesian and a Canadian were killed in the attack and 20 people, including a Dutchman who works for the United Nations Environment Programme, were wounded, according to the latest round up by Reuters. Two of the militants were taken alive, police said, while five others were killed. It repeats a claim of responsibility on […]


Bali: flights disrupted again by ash cloud

A Sabre report is attached to this email.   Friday, Nov 27: Flights between Australia and Bali have again been disrupted as ash from an erupting volcano continues to affect travel to and from the Indonesian island.   Jetstar went ahead with two scheduled flights from Perth to Bali on Friday afternoon.   Virgin Australia […]


Bali: airport reopens after 3rd closure in 2 weeks due to volcano

Bali’s international airport reopened after the third closure in two weeks caused flight cancellations and disrupted the plans of holidaymakers. The airport began operating at 3:30 p.m. local time as the wind direction shifted to the west, carrying volcanic ash from Mount Raung away from Bali, Transport Ministry spokesman Julius Barata said by phone. PT […]


Indonesia: volcano

Volcanic ash cloud strands travellers as flights cancelled across Indonesia  Airports were closed across parts of Indonesia due to a volcanic ash cloud from the eruption of Mount Ruang leaving thousands of international travellers stranded. Bali holidaymakers were among the worst affected, with Jetstar, Virgin Australiaand Garuda Indonesia cancelling flights to and from Denpasar airport. The cancellations, now […]


Sumatra: more evacuations

TANAH KARO, Indonesia (AP) — Authorities in western Indonesia on Monday evacuated hundreds of villagers living near a volcano that is spewing hot ash down its slopes almost daily.   Government volcanologist Gede Suantika said at least 28 hot ash avalanches occurred Monday at Mount Sinabung on Sumatra, one of Indonesia’s main islands. There are […]


Indonesia: heightened security

Indonesia Tightens Security After US and Australia Warning Jakarta. Indonesian authorities are on heightened alert following security warnings from the United States and a travel advice message from Australia — despite maintaining there is no imminent threat to safety. Tedjo Edhy Pudjianto, Indonesia’s Coordinating Minister of Politics, Legal and Security Affairs, said he had instructed all security […]