I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport, Bali, will be visited by the largest commercial aircraft in the world, namely the Airbus A380 owned by Emirates Airlines. The giant plane is planned to land in Bali in June.
To prepare for the arrival of the plane, the Ministry of Transportation (Kemenhub) is currently preparing for the operation of I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport.
According to the Director General of Air Transportation of the Ministry of Transportation, M. Kristi Endah Murni, his party was preparing a special operational plan, both technically and serviceably, to facilitate the takeoff and landing of the aircraft.
The large capacity of the aircraft and the dimensions of the aircraft consisting of two floors need special preparation. The aircraft will also require handling time and equipment that is different from other aircraft.
Later, the largest commercial aircraft in the world with a capacity of 600 passengers will land at Ngurah Rai Airport in June 2023.
He ensures that all facilities must be complete by June so that flight operations and services run safely, securely, and comfortably.
Furthermore, regarding landing preparations, the Bali Airport Authority Office (OBU) Region IV has coordinated with airport managers, namely PT Angkasa Pura I (Persero) or AP I, and other stakeholders.
Some preparations were made including ground handling, garbarata, fuel handling, custom, and Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ)
In addition, the Directorate General of Air Relations has also prepared an Assessment Team that will go directly to ensure the preparation for operations and conduct an assessment of the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) made by the Ngurah Rai Airport manager, namely AP I.
For information, the Airbus A380 is a large wide-body aircraft developed and manufactured by Airbus. It is the world’s largest passenger airliner and the only full-length double-deck jetliner.
The original configuration of this aircraft can carry 555 passengers in a three-class configuration or 853 passengers, namely 538 on the main deck and 315 on the upper deck, in a one-class economy configuration.