Thursday, October 17, 2013

Renovated Bali Airport Designed to Handle 16 Million Yearly Passengers

The renovated Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali when completed will be able to handle a yearly flow of 16 million passengers, more than doubling its former estimated capacity of 7.7 million.

Bisnis.com quotes the director of the airport management company, PT Angkasa Pura I, Tommy Soetomo, who said that now the APEC Conference is over the new international departure terminal is ready for use.

“On Tuesday, October 8 at 8:00 pm passengers flying internationally from Bali were able to fly from the new international departure terminal in Bali,” said Soetomo.

Prior to October 8th and commencing from September 29, 2013, only Garuda Indonesia passengers were allowed to use the new terminal. With the trial period ending on October 8, now all passengers flying internationally from Bali travel via the new terminal.

Occupying the entire third floor of the building, departing passengers are served by 96 check-in counters, 26 immigration counters, 9 departure lounges and 11 air bridges.

Soetomo said that over the past six years the Bali Airport has recorded an annual growth in passenger usage of 14% per year.


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