Christmas in Bali? Chaos as 120,000 tourists are stranded as volcano Mount Agung continues to erupt – and some flights are rescheduled for AFTER December 25

As many as 120,000 tourists have been stranded in Bali by the ongoing eruption of Mount Agung, with some put on flights leaving after Christmas.

The holiday island’s airport remains shut for at least another 24 hours due to clouds of ash billowing from the volcano.

Today’s extension of the airport closure means more than 900 flights have now been cancelled, leaving tens of thousands of travellers unable to leave Bali.

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As many as 120,000 tourists have been stranded in Bali by the ongoing eruption of Mount Agung (pictured), with some flights rescheduled until after Christmas

As many as 120,000 tourists have been stranded in Bali by the ongoing eruption of Mount Agung (pictured), with some flights rescheduled until after Christmas

The holiday island's airport (pictured) remains shut for at least another 24 hours due to clouds of ash billowing from the volcano

The holiday island’s airport (pictured) remains shut for at least another 24 hours due to clouds of ash billowing from the volcano

Today's extension of the airport closure means more than 900 flights have now been cancelled, leaving tens of thousands of travellers unable to leave Bali (pictured is Mt Agung)

Today’s extension of the airport closure means more than 900 flights have now been cancelled, leaving tens of thousands of travellers unable to leave Bali (pictured is Mt Agung)

Qantas passengers are among those stranded, and some reported being told their flights had been rescheduled to December 27, The Australian reported.

‘I thought Qantas would be a bit more organised but we can’t find them here, they haven’t sent one email out,’ said Pagan Raston, who was due to fly on on Monday.

‘Quite a few people have had their flights rescheduled to December 27.’

A Qantas spokesperson told Daily Mail Australia no flights have been rescheduled, but passengers may have been put on other flights, which could be weeks away.

Qantas passengers are among those stranded, and some reported being told their flights had been rescheduled to December 27 (pictured is the ongoing volcanic eruption)

Qantas passengers are among those stranded, and some reported being told their flights had been rescheduled to December 27 (pictured is the ongoing volcanic eruption)

A Qantas spokesperson told Daily Mail Australia no flights have been rescheduled, but passengers may have been put on other flights, which could be weeks away (pictured is Mount Agung)

A Qantas spokesperson told Daily Mail Australia no flights have been rescheduled, but passengers may have been put on other flights, which could be weeks away (pictured is Mount Agung)

When the Denpasar airport reopens Qantas will put on extra flights, allowing those passengers to leave much earlier, the spokesperson said (pictured is the volcano early on Tuesday morning)

When the Denpasar airport reopens Qantas will put on extra flights, allowing those passengers to leave much earlier, the spokesperson said (pictured is the volcano early on Tuesday morning)

When the Denpasar airport reopens Qantas will put on extra flights, allowing those passengers to leave much earlier, the spokesperson said.

‘Any customers on cancelled Bali flights have been proactively moved to our next available scheduled services for now, where there is limited availability over the peak travel period,’ they said in a statement.

‘As has been the case in previous disruptions of this nature, when it is safe to resume flying, we plan to get our customers moving quickly by operating additional services where possible.’

Passengers on other airlines complained they had been given no information at all, leaving them frustrated.

‘My kids are really upset. They’ve been crying on the phone because they’ve seen reports on the TV news and are worried about us,’ said David Plowman of Perth.

Passengers on other airlines complained they had been given no information at all, leaving them frustrated (pictured are stranded travellers)

Passengers on other airlines complained they had been given no information at all, leaving them frustrated (pictured are stranded travellers)

With tourists lined up at the airport Bali authorities issued a warning to residents to leave the 10km evacuation zone around the volcano (pictured)

With tourists lined up at the airport Bali authorities issued a warning to residents to leave the 10km evacuation zone around the volcano (pictured)

One group of Australians was even considering travelling to Surabaya by bus and ferry in order to get home.

With tourists lined up at the airport Bali authorities issued a warning to residents to leave the 10km evacuation zone around the volcano.

Up to 100,000 locals were told to move into evacuation shelters as a cloud of volcanic ash reached three kilometres into the air.

Up to 100,000 locals were told to move into evacuation shelters as a cloud of volcanic ash (pictured) reached three kilometres into the air

Up to 100,000 locals were told to move into evacuation shelters as a cloud of volcanic ash (pictured) reached three kilometres into the air

Evacuees stay in a temporary shelter as they evacuate after the Mount Agung volcano spewed hot volcanic ash

Evacuees stay in a temporary shelter as they evacuate after the Mount Agung volcano spewed hot volcanic ash

Indonesian volcanologist Gede Suantika said lava was building up inside Mount Agung and would spill over when it reached the edge.

That would result in a slow flow of red hot lava, but the volcano’s steepness could lead to a more powerful eruption.

The pyroclastic flow from the 1963 eruption killed 1600, and authorities in Bali are preparing for the worst.

Cold lava flows, known as lahar, have already flooded the rivers and canals of nearby villages, but many locals ignoring warnings to leave the area. 

Cold lava flows, known as lahar, have already flooded the rivers and canals of nearby villages, but many locals ignoring warnings to leave the area (pictured are evacuees)

Cold lava flows, known as lahar, have already flooded the rivers and canals of nearby villages, but many locals ignoring warnings to leave the area (pictured are evacuees)

Evacuees setup a temporary shelter as they evacuate after the Mount Agung volcano spewed hot volcanic ash

Evacuees setup a temporary shelter as they evacuate after the Mount Agung volcano spewed hot volcanic ash