BANYUWANGI Airport, East Java, was reopened for flight routes on Sunday starting at 06:00 WIB, after being closed for a week due to the volcanic ash from the eruption of Mount Raung.

According to the Executive General Manager of PT Angkasa Pura II Banyuwangi Airport Branch Office Cin Asmoro in his statement in Banyuwangi, explaining the reopening of flights at Banyuwangi Airport after a flight notification or notice to airmen (notam) was issued by the local airport authority. Banyuwangi Airport has reopened, there have been four flights since this morning. As planned, Banyuwangi Airport serves six flights today.

“The reopening of flights at Banyuwangi Airport, he continued, was carried out after his party carried out monitoring through BMKG and Airnav radar and then continued coordination with the Surabaya Region 3 Airport Authority,” he said.

He explained, from the results of the coordination, a note was finally issued, so that Banyuwangi Airport could return to serving flights at this time. Hopefully conditions like this will continue and the eruption of Mount Raung will no longer affect flights at Banyuwangi Airport.

Cin added that the six flights this Sunday were Citilink airlines on the route of Soekarno Hatta Airport-Banyuwangi Airport (PP), Surabaya-Banyuwangi (PP) and Banyuwangi-Denpasar (PP). Still Citilink. Meanwhile, the Citilink plane which was grounded yesterday flew to Jakarta this afternoon.

“Meanwhile, Garuda Indonesia and Batik Air with the Soetta-Banyuwangi (PP) Airport route have not operated their aircraft after a week the Banyuwangi flight was paralyzed due to the volcanic ash of Mount Raung, which is located on the border of Banyuwangi, Jember and Bondowoso,” he concluded. [antaranews/photo special]