The management of Notohadinegoro Airport in Jember District, East Java Province, has reopened the airport on Friday following its closure due to volcanic ash spewed by the erupting Mount Bromo.
« Today, Garuda Indonesia is resuming to and fro flights on the Surabaya-Jember route at the Notohadinegoro Airport, which was closed for a day due to the volcanic ash from Mount Bromo, » Edi Purnomo, an airport’s spokesman, stated.
Volcanic ash from the erupting Mount Bromo forced the closure of Notohadinegoro Airport from 7:30 a.m. local time on Thursday until 7:30 a.m. local time on Friday.
Garuda Indonesia’s flight serving the Jember-Surabaya route and Susi Air serving the Jember-Sumenep route were cancelled following the eruption of the volcano.
The airport is not directly affected by the volcanic ash, but the flight route to and from Jember Airport is affected by it.
Earlier this year, Jember Airport was closed several times due to the eruptions of Mount Raung located in Banyuwangi and Mount Barujari in West Nusa Tenggara.
The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) had earlier revealed that Mount Bromo’s volcanic activity remained high, and the eruption continued until mid-December 2015.
On December 12, the volcano remained seismically active though Head of the Volcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation Agency’s (PVMBG’s) monitoring post Ahmad Subhan stated that the status was still at Alert III.
« The volcanic activity of the 2,329-meter-high mountain is still high, and tremors have been felt with increasing intensity, » he stated at the post at Ngadisari village, Sukapura, Probolinggo.
Based on satellite and webcam images, the Darwin VAAC reported that during 23-29 December ash plumes from Tengger Caldera’s Bromo cone rose to altitudes of 3.6-4.2 km (12,000-14,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted 45-205 km N, NNE, NE, E, and SE.
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Source : Tempo . com , GVP.