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Thu, 04/18/2024 - 07:55
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Mount Ruang Eruption: Malaysia Airlines, Airasia Flights To Sabah, Sarawak Cancelled

KOTA KINABALU (Sabah, Malaysia), April 18 (Bernama) -- Several Malaysia Airlines and AirAsia flights between East Malaysian states of Sabah Sarawak, and Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) were cancelled Thursday due to the volcanic eruption at Mount Ruang, Indonesia.


Malaysia Airlines, in a statement on its official social media X account today, informed that the airline will cancel several impacted flights and advised passengers to check on their latest flight status and travel advisory.


“Cancellation of flights on April 18, 2024 due to Mount Ruang volcanic eruption. Due to a volcanic eruption that occurred at Mount Ruang, Indonesia, Malaysia Airlines will be cancelling several flights to/from KL International Airport (KUL) to Sabah and Sarawak,” said the statement.


AirAsia said in a statement today that eight of the scheduled flights between KLIA and Tawau, Sabah had been cancelled.


Also cancelled are eight flights between KLIA and Kota Kinabalu, making it 16 flights impacted between KLIA, Kota Kinabalu and Tawau.


AirAsia said it has notified all affected guests, while guests who are travelling to or from the affected destinations are encouraged to check their registered email and mobile phones for cancellation notifications.


“AirAsia guests travelling to/from the affected destinations are strongly encouraged to check their latest flight status at


“AirAsia is continuing to monitor Mount Ruang volcanic activity and will provide more information on the latest developments,” said the statement.