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Mitigation measures in place amid eruptions: RB

Royal Brunei Airlines (RB) yesterday issued a travel advisory in light of the eruptions of Mount Ruang in Sulawesi, Indonesia.

The advisory, posted on social media, states that the national carrier has conducted a risk assessment on the eruptions and has put in place mitigation measures to ensure the safety of its crew and passengers.

RB also said all flights will be carried out as scheduled while it continues to closely monitor the situation and keep the public updated.

RB also reiterated that the priority of the airline is on the safety of passengers and crew.

Mount Ruang began erupting on Tuesday, interrupting flights in the region impacting thousands of passengers.

According to reports, Malaysia Airlines cancelled 19 flights while AirAsia cancelled all flights to and from Kuala Lumpur International Airport to destinations in Sarawak and Sabah. Scoot yesterday cancelled four flights between Singapore and East Malaysia as a safety precaution.

Indonesian authorities evacuated thousands of people and shut the nearest international airport in Manado city on Sulawesi. – James Kon

Mount Ruang is seen during an eruption from Tagulandang island, Indonesia. PHOTO: AP