Banyuwangi and Jember Airport to Extend Shutdown

JAKARTA NNC – The tear of Mount Agung in Bali occurring 4:13 a.m. (Central Indonesian Time) currently has influenced moody schedules, generally in a areas around Banyuwang and Jember.

As a result, a shutting down of both airports in those areas have been extended. Blimbingsari Airport Banyuwangi started shutting during 3:40 a.m. until 5 a.m. and had been extended until 3 p.m. (Western Indonesian Time). Notohadinegoro Airport Jember began shutdown during 5:48 a.m. until 6 a.m. and extended until 10 a.m. (Western Indonesian Time).

“From this morning’s margin observation, Blimbingsari Airport Banyuwangi and Notohadinegoro Airport Jember are still influenced by volcanic ash. Therefore, it will be temporarily sealed for a meantime,” Air Transportation Director General Agus Santoso pronounced in Jakarta on Tuesday, Jul 3.

Agus has requested that all stakeholders, either airfield management and airfield airline, to conform a customary doing procession (SOP) on volcanic charcoal handling. All stakeholders contingency concur and guard a stream progress. “If a still not possible, afterwards a airports are taboo to operate,” Agus said.



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