Bushfires shut Australia's Newcastle airport for second time in 24 hours

From Reuters - January 13, 2018

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The airport for the Australian city of Newcastle has canceledflights for the second time in 24 hours because of bushfires in the area, operator Newcastle Airport said on its Facebook page on Sunday.

The airport, located just outside of the city in the town of Port Stephens, is scheduled the reopen on Monday, Newcastle Airport said, while urging passengers to check with airlines regarding the status of their flights.

The shutdown affected Jetstar Australia and Virgin Australia along with regional airlines Regional Express and FlyPelican.


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