Mount Sangeang Api spews volcanic materials, seen seen from the town of Bima, West Nusa Tenggara province, Indonesia, 30 May 2014. The volcano erupted on 30 May with a loud blast and spewed volcanic ash about 3,000 meters high, Sutopo Nugroho, spokesman for the National Disaster Management Agency said.
Mount Sangeang Api spews volcanic materials, seen seen from the town of Bima, West Nusa Tenggara province, Indonesia, 30 May 2014. The volcano erupted on 30 May with a loud blast and spewed volcanic ash about 3,000 meters high, Sutopo Nugroho, spokesman for the National Disaster Management Agency said. EPA - STR

Airport-closing ash plume should go by tomorrow

ASH plumes that caused massive disruption to flights in Darwin and Bali are expected to dissipate by tomorrow morning.

The eruption of Indonesian volcano Sangeang Api in Indonesia on Friday caused havoc for travellers heading either for Darwin or Denpasar on Saturday.

By Sunday afternoon, flights were expected to return to normal as fears the ash cloud could affect Brisbane, Cairns and Townsville airports also subsided.

Flights overseas through northern Australia were also given cautious permission to head through the area from late yesterday.

The final decision on whether or not the flights will operate is still one for the airlines themselves.


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