Local airlines resuming flights from Sabah, Sarawak following volcanic eruption


PETALING JAYA: Local airlines are gradually resuming flights to and from Sabah, Sarawak, and Labuan.

In a statement, Malaysia Airlines said some flights resumed on Thursday (April 18) evening in response to weather conditions.

This was after flights were cancelled after the Mount Ruang volcano in Indonesia erupted on Thursday.

"While the airline endeavours to restore normal operations as soon as possible, several Malaysia Airlines flights scheduled for on Friday (April 19) have been cancelled with consideration for weather and operational safety.

"Updates will be provided periodically and communicated directly to affected customers should there be any changes to their flights.

"Passengers are urged to update their contact details via My Booking on the Malaysia Airlines website to receive timely updates from time to time via email and SMS," read the statement posted on X.

AirAsia was also restoring their flight schedules from Friday.

As per their travel advisory updated at 10am on Friday, guests travelling to or from the affected destinations were told to check their email and mobile phones for cancellation notifications.

Or its website at airasia.com/flightstatus.

On Thursday, A total of 11 Malaysia Airlines flights to and from Sabah were cancelled and eight flights involving Sarawak.

The national carrier also offered affected customers a one-time change to their travel itinerary at no charge or a full refund.

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