Bali readies for bus 'exodus' if Agung erupts

Bali's government is planning to have 100 buses carry passengers from Bali to the nearest airports in case Denpasar's main airport is closed in the event of a Mount Agung eruption.

At least 5,000 air passengers could be affected in the event of an airport closure.
The buses will take passengers overland to airports including East Java's Blimbingsari Airport in Banyuwangi and Juanda International Airport in Surabaya, as well as to Lombok International Airport in West Nusa Tenggara (NTB). Another seven airports also will be used to evacuate visitors and residents.
Meanwhile, airlines flying from Australia to Bali including Jetstar and Virgin Australia are carrying excess jet fuel in case Mount Agung erupts. Smoke from the active volcano and strong earthquake tremors are being recorded in the area and that activity has already led to more than 75,000 people fleeing the zone.
Agung last erupted in 1963, claiming more than 1,000 lives.
Elsewhere in the Pacific, the entire population of Ambae island in Vanuatu may have to be evacuated after the Monaro volcano suddenly began spewing lava on Saturday.

Bali readies for bus 'exodus' if Agung erupts

Bali's government is planning to have 100 buses carry passengers from Bali to the nearest airports in case Denpasar's main airport is closed in the event of a Mount Agung eruption.

At least 5,000 air passengers could be affected in the event of an airport closure.
The buses will take passengers overland to airports including East Java's Blimbingsari Airport in Banyuwangi and Juanda International Airport in Surabaya, as well as to Lombok International Airport in West Nusa Tenggara (NTB). Another seven airports also will be used to evacuate visitors and residents.
Meanwhile, airlines flying from Australia to Bali including Jetstar and Virgin Australia are carrying excess jet fuel in case Mount Agung erupts. Smoke from the active volcano and strong earthquake tremors are being recorded in the area and that activity has already led to more than 75,000 people fleeing the zone.
Agung last erupted in 1963, claiming more than 1,000 lives.
Elsewhere in the Pacific, the entire population of Ambae island in Vanuatu may have to be evacuated after the Monaro volcano suddenly began spewing lava on Saturday.