Bali volcano eruption causes flight, travel plan disruptions in Taiwan

Taipei-Flights between Taiwan and the Indonesian island of Bali have been disrupted, while more than 250 Taiwanese tourists have been stranded, due to volcanic eruptions on Bali, service operators in Taipei said Monday.

The eruptions on Mount Agung have forced Bali to close its Denpasar International Airport, which in turn has led to the cancellation of flights on that route by Taiwan's China Airlines (CAL) and EVA Airways.

All CAL flights between Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport and Bali will be canceled Monday to Wednesday, while EVA has canceled its flights on the route for Monday, saying it will determine later whether to extend the period.

Meanwhile, 275 tourists traveling in 17 Taiwanese tour groups are stranded in Bali, along with thousands of other international travelers, according to Taiwan's Tourism Bureau.

The Taiwanese tourists were reported to be safe but some Taiwan travel agencies have decided to cancel trips to Bali for the time being, the bureau said.

Of the 37 group tours booked for Bali until the end of November, five have been cancelled, according to the bureau.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel