Ngurah Rai Airport Ranked World’s Third Best

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I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali has been named the world’s 3rd best among the 30 airports with a passenger capacity of 15-25 million per year, according to the Airports Council International (ACI).

Ngurah Rai Airport, which is one of the busiest airports in Indonesia, was ranked 7th in terms of services in the fourth quarter of 2014, President director of state airport operator PT Angkasa Pura I (Persero) Tommy Soetomo said here on Saturday.

“Based on the result of a survey conducted in the fourth quarter of 2014, I Gusti Bgurah Rai Airport was ranked seventh in the world,” he said.

First place went to Gimpo Airport in Seoul, South Korea, overtaking Wuhan Tianhe Airport in China, which in the previous survey was ranked first.

In this survey, Ngurah Rai Airport bested Kansai Airport in Japan, Auckland Airport in New Zealand, San Diego Airport in the United States, Helsinki-Vantaa Airport in Finland, and Brisbane Airport in Australia.

Juanda Airport in Surabaya, which occupied 10th place in the previous survey, is now ranked seventh according to ACI.

Of note, three of the 77 airports surveyed by ACI with a capacity of 5-15 million passengers per year are found in Indonesia.

These include Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman Sepinggan Airport in Balikpapan, East Kalimantan, which is ranked in 24th place, Sultan Hasanuddin Airport in Makassar, South Sulawesi in 36th place, and Kualanamu Airport in Medan, North Sumatra, in 72nd place.

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