Volcano Eruption in Indonesia on July 11 2016 02:28 PM (UTC).
The Ministry of Transport has announced that several flights bound for Malang Abdul Rahman Saleh Airport due to the Mount Bromo's eruption, which continues to spew ashes towards the airport - posing a danger to flight activities in the immediate vicinity to of the airport. "Eight flights have been re-rerouted to Juanda International Airport," said the spokesperson for the Transport Ministry, Hemi Pamurahardjo through a message received by Tempo on Saturday, July 16, 2016. 1,245 passengers have been affected by the diversion. Hemi said that airlines that were affected by the diversion have provided compensation in the form of mineral water and light snacks, as well as complimentary shuttle services for those whose flight have been re-routed via Juanda Airport. Other passengers who opted to refund or reschedule their tickets, are also currently being accommodated by the airlines. Four Sriwijaya Airlines flight have been affected - two Malang-bound flights and two Jakarta-bound flights. Similarly, four Garuda Indonesia flights have been affected with all flights rerouted via Surabaya. Four Citilink Indonesia flights have also been affected - with all Malang-bound flights from Jakarta's Halim Perdanakusuma Airport rerouted to Surabaya. Six flights have been cancelled - impacting 753 passengers in total. Among the flights that were cancelled include 2 Wings Air flight bound from Malang to Denpasar, and four Batik Air flights from Jakarta's Halim Perdanakusuma Airport to Malang Abdul Rahman Saleh Airport.