The passenger numbers at I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport, Bali, increased by 68 percent in March 2021 compared with the previous month, reported the state-owned airport operator AP I on Sunday, April 4.
“When compared to numbers in February 2021, the departure traffic up by 63 percent and the arrival traffic up by 74 percent,” said the AP I’s General Manager for Ngurah Rai Airport, Herry A.Y Sikado, in Badung.
In March, the international airport served 264,070 passengers with 134,558 arriving passengers and 129,512 departing passengers. Herry said that the highest daily traffic was recorded on March 28 with 11,776 passengers.
According to him, the three most popular flight destinations were Jakarta, Surabaya, and Lombok.
“The airline traffic also increased by 26 percent or 2,845 aircraft movements throughout March 2021. In detail, there were 1,416 arriving flights and 1,429 departing flights,” Herry added.
He underlined that the airport management continued to implement the predetermined health protocols. He also appealed to all service users to comply with the protocols.
“All officers at Ngurah Rai Airport are receiving Covid-19 vaccines to help the government contain the Covid-19 pandemic and boost public confidence in using air transportation modes,” Herry concluded.