PT Angkasa Pura I, the company that runs Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport, has laid on extra flights to cope with an expected rush of domestic traffic around the end of Ramadan next week.
Efferson Siregar, Angkasa Pura’s operational manager, said that extra flights would begin four days before the end of Ramadan to cope with the high volume of migrant workers returning to other parts of Indonesia to celebrate the festival with their families, and would continue for a further three days after the date.
Siregar said that a 30-percent jump in passenger traffic at the airport was expected.
“During the Idul Fitri holiday, the number of passengers will likely reach 21,000 people a day. During a normal period, the airport handles 16,000 domestic and international passengers,” he said.