Stranded tourists in Bali offered to take bus to Singapore
The Mount Agung eruption makes the travel and tourism industry inventive.
Singapore tourists stranded in Bali should take the bus home Scoot and Singapore Airlines also announced that flights between Bali and Singapore will be cancelled on Nov 29.
A flight from Bali to Singapore usually takes two-and-a-half-hours, but for some Scoot passengers stranded in the Indonesian resort island, making their way home could come in the form of an 18-hour journey by bus, boat and plane.
This is one option being offered by the low-cost carrier, as Bali’s Denpasar Airport remained closed for a second day on Tuesday (Nov 28) due to ash from the eruption of the island’s Mount Agung volcano.
A report from local aviation navigation authorities showed that “aircraft flight channels are covered with volcanic ash”, Indonesia’s transportation ministry said in a statement.
In a Facebook update at 12.30pm, Scoot said it has managed to charter coaches to transport its passengers overland from Bali to Surabaya – about 13 hours’ drive away – where they can then take Scoot flights back to Singapore.
“The coaches are scheduled to depart from Bali’s Denpasar Airport at 1.30pm local time on Nov 28, and the journey will take approximately 18 hours inclusive of a ferry crossing,” the airline said.