Skip to comments.Singapore Airlines cancel flights to Jakarta
Posted on 11/06/2010 3:32:40 AM PDT by Kartographer
Singapore Airlines says it is canceling flights to and from Indonesia's capital following the eruption of the country's most volatile volcano.
The carrier made the announcement on its website Saturday.
Indonesia's most volatile mountain around 280 miles (450 kilometers) west of Jakarta unleashed its most powerful eruption in a century Friday.
Towering plumes of ash continued to rise from the mountain Saturday, dusting windshields, rooftops and leaves on trees hundreds of miles (kilometers) away.
It was not immediately clear when Singapore Airlines would resume flights.
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That's an interesting decision since I believe that the Kenyan usurper is scheduled to fly to Jakarta on Tuesday (it's the last item mentioned at Obama's India visit: Detailed itinerary.)
If conditions are bad enough that Singapore Airlines won't take any chances in flying there, I wonder how in good conscience the Kenyan Clown and his circus can take such risks?
It is better to prohibit moslems from flying than to shut down the international airline industry.
When volcanic ash gets into a jet engine it can shut it down in a heartbeat.Given that,Hussein's very unlikely to make the trip,IMO.He and the Mrs will probably stop off in Spain instead.
Uh, it’s shutting down because of a volcano, not because of any human agency.
I dashed through Jakarta airport as fast as I could to get to a gate before it closed. Even the soldiers were laughing. They’re pretty friendly to westerners in Indonesia, let’s keep it that way.
My husband is actually in Singapore right now. He flies back and forth from Singapore to India often.
Super clean planes and friendly service too!
One thing I loved about Singapore Airlines was the silverware (not plastic) and real china they would give you to eat from and a wonderful menu from which to choose your meals.
I wonder if they still do that.
Yes, they’re an excellent airlines.
What years did you live in Singapore? We lived there from 1994-1998. We moved to HK for 1 year in 1998.
2 years here, 95-97. The island gets boring fast as a place to live. Yes, the Indonesian people are very friendly.
The island gets boring fast as a place to live
Why is that? Too small and crowded, feeling like fenced in?
After a while you start to feel like Patrick McGoohan in the The Prisoner.