An estimated 4000 passengers arrived at the I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport on the first day of Bali’s reopening for domestic tourism.
84 passengers on the first plane arrived from Jakarta to Bali at 10:15 a.m. local time on flight Garuda Indonesia GA402.
They were given flower garlands by Bali Deputy Governor Cok Ace and airport officials.
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“There’s been an increasein passengers this long weekend, although gradually and not directly significant,” co-general manager of commercial operations for Ngurah Rai airport, Rahmat Adil Indrawa, said as quoted by kompas.com.
He estimated that about 4,000 travelers had arrived at the airport on reopening day.
A representative of Airport Authority Office Area IV, Puguh Lukito, saidNgurah Rai airport served 28 flight departures and 28 arrivals on Friday.
On Thursday, it recorded 29 flight arrivals with 1,800 people. Meanwhile, on Wednesday, it reported 34 flight arrivals with 1,700 passengers.
“The traffic movement of domestic route passengers has slowly shown good growth. As of July 30, we welcomed up to 73,875 passengers with a daily average of 2,463 people,” said Rahmat.
In all of June, there were only 17,861 passengers.
“We do have to emphasize that we continue to implement strict health protocols in accordance with the increasing number of passenger arrivals,” Rahmat added.