High Passenger Traffic Recorded at Ngurah Rai Airport During 2023 Eid al-Fitr


During the 2023 Eid al-Fitr holiday season, the atmosphere was lively and the level of mobility of the population was significantly high. According to reports, during the holiday season that took place from April 19th to 25th, 2023, the number of passengers at Ngurah Rai International Airport reached 450,936 people, consisting of 235,529 domestic passengers and 215,407 international passengers.

Handy Heryudhitiawan, the General Manager of Ngurah Rai Airport, stated that the peak of passenger arrivals occurred on April 19th, 2023, with 34,483 passengers. Meanwhile, the peak of departures occurred on April 25th, with 35,825 passengers per day.

“During the 2023 Eid al-Fitr holiday period, we served an average of 64,419 passengers per day, both domestic and international routes,” explained Handy, quoted from his official statement on Wednesday, April 26th, 2023.

During this year’s Eid al-Fitr holiday season, Handy mentioned that there were five domestic routes with the highest number of flights, namely Jakarta with an average of 108 flights per day, Surabaya with 26 flights, Lombok with 14 flights, Jakarta (Halim) with 11 flights, and Makassar with 10 flights per day.

Meanwhile, the five most frequent international routes were Singapore with 32 flights, Kuala Lumpur with 26 flights, Perth with 15 flights, Melbourne with 13 flights, and Sydney with 10 flights.

In addition, there were 137 requests for additional flights or extra flights from Lion Air, Batik Air, Super Airjet, and AirAsia from April 14th to 25th, 2023.

Although the mudik (travel to home region during Eid al-Fitr) period has passed, Handy explained that Ngurah Rai Airport still has a mudik post open until May 2nd, 2023, in accordance with the government’s instructions to provide an opportunity for the public or employees to extend their holiday.

“Although the 2023 Eid al-Fitr holiday period has ended, the Integrated Eid al-Fitr Air Transportation Post 2023 is still running until May 2nd, 2023. To ensure the safety, security, and comfort of airport users, we are still implementing the post to monitor and anticipate passenger traffic on those dates,” said Handy.

As the Eid al-Fitr holiday season is a time when many people travel, it is important for airports to be prepared to handle the surge in passenger traffic. Ngurah Rai Airport’s efforts to maintain safety, security, and comfort for passengers during the busy holiday season are commendable.