22 Jan 2013

PNG's erupting Tavurvur volcano affects Tokua airport

1:48 pm on 22 January 2013

Eruptions of Papua New Guinea's Mt Tavurvur have forced some flights in and out of New Britain to be cancelled.

The ash and vapour blowing from the volcano affected flights to Tokua Airport.

Air Niugini says the flight suspension came into effect on Monday and will continue for an indefinite period.

Newspaper reports say low to loud roaring and rumbling noises were heard on Sunday night when the volcano erupted.