Airport is not Affected by Agung's Eruption


The operational flight at I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport in Tuban, Kuta, Badung, was not affected by volcanic ash after the eruption of mount Agung which occurred on Wednesday (13/6) at 11:05 p.m. because the ash spread lead to the northwest following the wind.

Head of Ngurah Rai Meteorological Station Bambang Hargiyono said that until yesterday afternoon, the pilot service to and from Ngurah Rai Airport went smoothly without any obstacles. "Flight service is safe. Monitoring from morning until this afternoon (last Wednesday) runs safely. There is no obstacle due to the volcanic ash of mount Agung." He said.

The data obtained from the Head of Sub-Division of Collection and Dissemination BBMKG Region III Denpasar Ardhianto Septiadhi, which is permitted by Head of BBMKG M Taufik Gunawan said, there was Significant Meteorological Information (SIGMET) number 01 on June 13, 2018 at 11.03 p.m. issued by MWO Ujung Pandang in the form of analysis of volcanic ash distribution of mount Agung from the surface height up to 5,100 meters. The ash moved westward at speed of 27 km / h. The spread of volcanic ash was not indicating of disturbing the airport.

The condition of the wind and speed at an altitude of 900 meters of wind from east-south at the speed of 05-40 km / h, at an altitude of 1,500 meters of wind from east-south at speeds of 05-22 km / h, and at an altitude of 5,500 m wind from east-southeast at a speed of 05-15 km / h.

"The prediction of potential affected areas of volcanic ash are Selat (Karangasem), Rendang (Karangasem), Kubu (Karangasem), Kintamani (Bangli), and Tembuku (Bangli)." Septiadhi said. Meanwhile, Head of the Center for Volcanology, Mitigation, and Geological Disaster (PVMBG) Kasbani, contacted by Antara from Denpasar said that the highest volcano in Bali was in eruption, throwing thick gray density of ash with a column height of about 2,000 meters from the peak.

"The eruption is recorded in the seismograph with a maximum amplitude of 25 mm and a duration of approximately 2 minutes 12 seconds." He said. PVMBG said that the status of mount Agung was currently still at level III or standby with the Estimated Hazard Zone was in all areas within at the radius of four kilometers from the top of the mountain crater.

Head of Public Relations of PT. Angkasa Pura I of I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport, Arie Ahsanurrohim, stated that, airport operation was still safe. "The flight operation is safe because the airport is far south of mounth Agung." He said. Air traffic, he continued, was still operating as usual, including mudik traffic and long Eid Mubarak holiday that went smoothly. Meanwhile, data obtained from Ngurah Rai Airport, Eid Mubarak Post decreased the number of passengers on H-3 of Eid Mubarak, Tuesday (12/6). The number of departing domestic passengers were as many as 14,983 people. Meanwhile, the same period in 2017 were 15,955 people. For the arrival of passengers were as many as 16,333 people. While in 2017 were as many as 20,145 people.

For international departure were as many as 18,069 people. The same period of 2017 were 18,122 people. For the arrival of passengers were as many as 16,828 people. The same period of 2017 were 15,226 people. Viewed from this data, the number of passengers movement on H-3 of Eid Mubarak 2018 were as many as 66,213 people. Meanwhile, the same period of 2017 were 69,448. This amount had decreased about 4.66 percent. * p, ant, utik.