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Volcanic activity in Mount Agung: Jet Airways cancells Bali-Singapore flight

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    With Mount Agung in Bali belching huge plumes of smoke, the Jet Airways on Monday cancelled its flight from Bali's Denpasar Airport (DPS) to Singapore.

    Flight 9W4622 was cancelled as huge plumes of smoke have been pouring out of the volcano since Tuesday.

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    The airport in Bali's capital Denpasar, a top holiday destination that attracts millions of foreign tourists every year, has been closed.

    According to reports, Malaysia Airlines will be cancelling all flights between Kuala Lumpur and Denpasar-Bali on November 27 after an eruption at Mount Agung. The airline is monitoring the situation closely and will adjust its flight operations into and out of Ngurah Rai International Airport when necessary.

    The Australian government put out a travel advisory yesterday instructing travellers to exercise a high degree of caution in Indonesia and follow the instructions of authorities.

    Mount Agung last erupted in 1963, killing about 1,600 people. It rumbled back to life in September and authorities raised the alert to the highest level, forcing 140,000 people living nearby to evacuate.

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