The air traffic of Bali Ngurah Rai International airport has surged during the Easter holiday season.
The Stakeholder Relations Manager of Angkasa Pura I Ltd for Ngurah Rai Airport, Taufan Yudhistira said that over 8 thousand passengers have entered Bali airport in one day. “Yesterday, Thursday (1/4) we had 8,875 passengers arriving at the airport from 63 different flights.” said Yudhistira on Friday (2/4). According to his data, the amount of passengers on Thursday was the highest in comparison with the total passengers in previous months.
Meanwhile Bali airport was departing 5,418 passengers from 60 different flights on Thursday (1/4). Yudhistira predicted that Friday (2/4) would be the peak of domestic arrival with 2- 4 percent increase from the total flights on Thursday. “From January to March 2021, the average number of passengers going through the domestic terminal was 5,293 people that consisted of 2,473 arrivals and 2,820 departures, but in March alone the average was 8,532 passengers that consisted of 4,346 arrivals and 4,186 departures.” Yudhistira added.
The Tourism Minister, Sandiaga Uno has visited some tourism and economic creative businesses in Bali to inspect their preparation stage before starting his travel corridor arrangement program in near future. “I really appreciate the enthusiasm of the tourism businesses in Bali and I received many suggestions from them during my visit. I keep on communicating our program with some related ministers, and we just need to wait for the final decision that will be made by the President in near future.” Sandiaga said during his visit on Tuesday evening (30/3).
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Monday 5th of April 2021
I don't condone mass traveling in record pandemic-era during any long holidays. I would not travel en masse. It's just me. There was a 37% uptick in local Easter travel surge. But then again it's their choice and Bali can be trusted to keep a lid on everyone coming with following the health protocol mandates. But then again there are a few bad apples out there like anywhere else in the world.
For example in the US there is a travel record surge during this Easter holiday...vaccinated or not you still need to wear a mask properly (not under your nose or under your chin) and practice social distancing. We are all exhausted but at the same time we are not out of the woods yet.
Saturday 3rd of April 2021
Good idea to allow more than 8,000 domestic tourists into Bali ? Is this good preparation to free the island of Covid ready for International tourists ?
Sunday 4th of April 2021
@Paul W, What are you insinuating here? They have every right to visit Bali with following the necessary health protocols. They are Indonesian citizens and other legal expats from other places injecting a generous revenue for the ailing hospitality industry.
Come again free the island ftom covid 19?? Seriously when expats are known on the island to break the local health guidelines and do as they please while living the life in Bali. Sighs...