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January 21, 2021

Volcanic ash over aerodrome suspends Rabaul flights

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Flights into Tokua airport in East New Beitain remain suspended until futher notice.

Air Niugini Kokopo staff reported thick volcanic dust overthe aerodrome, a risk that forcedthe suspension of flight bythe management on Tuesday.

The suspension comes into effect since Monday and will remain until futher notice.

A change in wind direction has blown ash over Tokua.

Air Niugini saysthe airspace over Tokua will be monitored on a daily basis and any decision to resume flights will depend onthe prevailing winds.

Passengers with tickets to travel to Rabaul are advised to revalidatethem.

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