PT ANGKASA Pura I (AP I) has informed all airlines that meet the requirements to be able to open flight slots to and from I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport, Bali.

According to the President Director of AP I, Faik Fahmi, to this day, there are still no airlines that have proposed slots for scheduled international flights to Bali Airport.

“We hope that in the near future airlines will start submitting scheduled international flight slots to Bali’s I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport so that Bali can start to be visited by foreign tourists gradually,” he said, Monday (10/18).

AP I, he stressed, is always committed to implementing health protocols and supporting air travel requirements. Especially for foreign tourists, who come through Ngurah Rai Airport, Bali.

He also hopes that the gradual opening of Bali for foreign tourists can run smoothly and can show the readiness of Bali tourism stakeholders to welcome foreign tourists on a larger scale so that it can help restore Bali’s economy. As an illustration, in 2019, before the COVID-19 pandemic broke out, the movement of international passengers at Bali’s I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport reached 13.8 million with routes to 50 destinations in various world cities, including Incheon, Dubai, Doha, Narita, Istanbul, Sydney, Melbourne. and others.

The largest number of aircraft used are Boeing 777, Boeing 787 and Airbus 330. Not only Ngurah Rai Airport, Bali, international passenger movements through Manado’s Sam Ratulangi Airport on September 17 to October 15, 2021 are 1,747 passenger movements. [antaranews/photo special]