Passengers at I Ngurah Rai Airport Are Predicted to Double

I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport Bali

Christmas and New Year holidays are coming soon. Domestic and international passengers are predicted to “invade” Bali. The manager of Bali’s I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport predicted there will be a surge in passengers.

He predicts that I Ngurah Rai Airport will serve as many as 827,779 passengers during the 2022 Christmas and 2023 New Year holiday periods.

“These passengers are passengers on domestic and international flights,” said Handy Heryudhitiawan, General Manager of I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali, in Badung Regency, Bali.

He said the number of passengers had doubled compared to 2021, which only served 404,688 passengers.

In addition, he said that currently there were requests for additional flights by airlines at I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport.

As of Monday (19/12/2022), his party had received 609 requests for additional flights by several airlines, with details of 596 of them domestic flights and 13 additional international flights.

“Overall, the seating capacity of the additional flights is 114,171 seats, with 112,358 seats for domestic flights and 2,313 seats for international flights,” he said.

Handy explained that the peak flow of arrivals is expected to occur on 23 and 24 December 2022.

“Meanwhile, we estimate the peak flow of passenger departures will occur on January 1 and 2, 2023,” he said.

He added that to ensure smooth service during the holiday period, his party had opened an Integrated Air Transport Post for Christmas 2022 and New Year 2023 which would operate until January 3, 2023.

In addition, as many as 1,600 employees of PT Angkasa Pura I I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport will be on standby during the post period.

“Facilities and infrastructure such as the domestic terminal, international terminal, general aviation terminal, security facilities, and tenant facilities at Bali Airport are also very ready to welcome all tourists who board airplanes,” added Handy.