I Ngurah Rai Airport has finally reopened the Hong Kong-Bali international route. This was confirmed by Angkasa Pura on Tuesday (29/11).
President Director of PT Angkasa Pura I Faik Fahmi. Tuesday (29/11/2022), said, “By resuming the operation of this route, I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport now serves 24 regular international flight routes,”
According to Faik, the Hong Kong-Bali flight was operated by Cathay Pacific. Faik explained, on its first flight, the plane with flight number CX785 landed at Bali’s I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport on Sunday (27/11/2022) at 14.59 WITA carrying 178 passengers.
Meanwhile, for the reverse route, flight CX784 continued its journey back to Hong Kong International Airport on the same day at 16.36 Central Indonesian Time carrying 132 passengers. The flight was served using an Airbus A321 type aircraft.
“We welcome the reopening of the Hong Kong-Bali-Hong Kong route operated by Cathay Pacific. Slowly but surely, the regular international routes served by Bali’s I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport before the pandemic are now gradually operating again,” he said.
Furthermore, Faik said, at the end of 2019, I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport served 48 regular international flight routes and 34 international airlines.
With the operation of the Hong Kong-Bali route, he said, the Airport now serves 24 regular international flight routes as well as 27 international airlines.
“According to the schedule, Cathay Pacific airlines serve the Hong Kong-Bali PP route with a frequency of seven flights a week,” he said.
For information, before the global Covid-19 pandemic, the airport recorded serving 671,168 passenger movements and 2,764 aircraft movements to and from Hong Kong throughout 2019.