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Flights sent to fetch stranded Chinese tourists in Bali

2017-11-30 07:50:00 (Beijing Time)         Chinadaily.com.cn

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GUANGZHOU - Two major Chinese state-owned carriers on Wednesday night sent flights to fetch more than 2,700 Chinese tourists stranded in Bali, Indonesia, after a volcano eruption.

China Southern Airlines flew two planes from Guangzhou and Shenzhen while China Eastern Airlines sent four from Beijing and Shanghai.

China Southern said 1,297 passengers have booked seats on its flights flying out of Bali between Nov. 30 and Dec. 7. China Eastern, on the other hand, has 1,480 reservations on outbound flights from Bali.

The International Ngurah Rai airport in Bali was closed on Monday due to the eruption of Mount Agung volcano. The airport only re-opened Wednesday afternoon and was subject to further closures depending on the weather and the movement of volcanic ash.