Denpasar, Armfalcon.com —
Head of Region IV Airport Authority Office Agustinus Budi Hartono estimated the number of passengers I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport increase by around 40 percent during the 2023 Eid holiday. This prediction includes domestic and international passengers.
“For domestic passengers around 566,450 passengers and for international passengers we predict 139,300, that will be the peak,” Hartono said during a coordination meeting on preparations for the 2023 Eid homecoming at the Bali Police Headquarters, Wednesday (12/4).
Meanwhile, the peak homecoming flow is expected to occur on April 19 to 21 2023. Then, the peak return flow is divided into two groups, namely April 24 to 25 2023 and April 30 to May 1 2023.
Apart from that, his party has also received 102 additional domestic flight schedules from a number of airlines and this number could still increase.
“There are 102 extra flights as of yesterday, it is likely that it will increase, but we will see from the time slot from AirNav Indonesia and the readiness of the airport itself. The 102 extra flights are specifically domestic,” he said.
Ahead of the 2023 Eid holiday, the operator of I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport ensures the readiness of facilities to anticipate an increase in the number of passengers.
Handy Heryudhitiawan, General Manager of I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport, said that his party had prepared several things to anticipate a surge in passengers, one of which was the implementation of the Idul Fitri Integrated Command Post.
“PT Angkasa Pura I, I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport together with all other stakeholders will carry out the activities of the 2023 Eid Integrated Air Transport Post. The implementation will start on Friday April 14 2023 until May 2 2023. I Gusti Ngurah Rai Bali Airport is ready to carry out services to all airport service users during the Eid al-Fitr period,” said Handy.
As of March 2023, I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport has served 2,101,511 domestic passengers. The domestic routes with the most passengers were Jakarta (Soekarno-Hatta) with 1,110,419 passengers, Surabaya with 289,482 passengers, and Makassar with 117,992 passengers.