Merapi Eruption Updates

Mount Merapi Eruption

Mount Merapi Eruption

Here are the latest updates on Mount Merapi eruption:

  • Cathay Pacific flights from/to Jakarta operates normally today, 7 November 2010. Passengers are advised to check the latest flight status on the airline website www.cathaypacific.com before going to the airport.
  • Tourists and residents in Yogyakarta and nearby areas are strongly advised to stay indoor and avoid unnecessary outdoor activities due to volcanic ash. For those who need to go out, they need to wear protective masks, glasses and fully protective clothes (long sleeves, long pants/jeans and shoes).
  • International airlines such as Singapore Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, AirAsia and Lufthansa have temporarily canceled/suspended their flights to Jakarta since Saturday, 6 November 2010 afternoon due to fear that volcanic ash from Mount Merapi has reached Jakarta. However, airport officials said that the Soekarto Hatta International Airport is still fully operational and they are constantly monitoring the sutiations.
  • Indonesian President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, has arrived in Yogyakarta on Saturday, 6 November 2010. He will be staying and working at the presidential palace in Yogyakarta to closely coordinate the evacuation process and monitor the situation.
  • The Adisucipto International Airport in Yogyakarta has been officially closed since Friday, 5 November 2010 due to volcanic ash. All fights have been canceled/postponed until further updates. Some flights have been diverted to two nearby airports: Achmad Yani International Airport Semarang and Adisumarmo International Airport, Solo. In the event of force majeure, passengers who have purchased air tickets are entitled to alternative flight or ticket refund. Please check with your respective airlines.
  • Borobudur temple, one of the seven wonders of the world and a popular tourist destination situated near Mount Merapi, has been officially closed since Friday, 5 November 2010. Volcanic ash rain has covered most of the complex and forced the park operator to close the complex.

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