THE management of I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport, Bali, noted that had served 62,345 passengers carried by 577 aircraft during the Easter holiday period from March 31 to April 4, 2021.

According to General Manager of the Branch Office of PT Angkasa Pura I (Persero) I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport, Bali, Herry AY Sikado in Badung, Bali, Tuesday (6/4) said that during the Easter holiday in 2021, there was a surge in daily passengers reaching 14,764. people per day which is different from the normal day on the flight adaptation to new habits.

“The 62,345 passengers consist of 29,588 passengers who departed via Ngurah Rai Airport and 32,577 passengers who arrived on the Island of the Gods. Aircraft movements consist of 289 movements arriving in Bali and 288 aircraft departing from the Island of the Gods,” he said.

He explained that the density of passengers entering the Island of the Gods was seen on Thursday, April 1, with a record that there were 8,875 passengers arriving while the peak of backflow occurred on April 4 with 9,907 departing passengers.

Herry added that based on data collected by passengers entering Bali, the top three routes came from Jakarta, Surabaya and Lombok, as well as the three most passenger airlines during the five days of the Easter holiday, namely Citilink Indonesia, Batik Air, and Lion Air.

“From the statistical data that I convey, I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport in 2021, this new habit adaptation period is the highest daily achievement that we serve, namely 14,764 both coming and going,” he noted.

Regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, his party also continues to make various efforts to anticipate the spread of the virus, including what was done during the last Easter holiday to ensure the safety and comfort of airport service users.

“We will continue to be consistent in implementing health protocols both in the body temperature checking facility, as well as the team we are on standby to monitor the implementation of the health protocol at I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport,” Herry concluded. [antaranews/photo special]