Mt Ruang erupts again: AirAsia in Sarawak operating as usual, continues to monitor situation

File photo for illustration purposes. Photo credit: Gylfi Gylfason/Pixabay

By DayakDaily Team

KUCHING, April 30: Indonesia’s Mount Ruang has erupted several times again today, as AirAsia continues to monitor the situation surrounding flights in the vicinity.

In a news report today, TVS reported that Indonesia’s Centre for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation (PVMBG) had raised the alert status for Mount Ruang to the highest level and warned residents to evacuate, as well as for airports to close.


In view of this, AirAsia Berhad managing director, Captain Fareh Mazputra Fairuz, said that the airline will operate as usual in Sarawak and that they will announce updates should the need arise.

“We will continue monitoring the situation from time to time. If there are any changes to flight schedules, passengers will be contacted immediately through e-mail and text message (SMS),” he said when contacted by TVS.

The volcano, which stands at 725 metres, is among the most active volcanos in Indonesia.

On April 17, Mount Ruang erupted, forcing airlines to cancel flights, which left thousands of passengers stranded. — DayakDaily