DENPASAR – I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport – Bali welcomes flights carrying tourists on the first day of the opening of Bali tourism for domestic tourists. Located in front of Candi Bentar Domestic Arrival Terminal, Deputy Governor of Bali Province, Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardana Sukawati, who was accompanied by Co. General Manager of Commercial PT Angkasa Pura I (Persero) I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport – Bali, Rahmat Adil Indrawan, welcomed the tourists who arrived via Garuda Indonesia flight GA402 from Jakarta, Friday (07/31/2020) afternoon.
Rahmat Adil welcomed the opening of Bali tourism for domestic tourists. “With the reopening of Bali tourism for domestic tourists, this is a very positive thing. For a long time, tourism in Bali has been badly affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, so that quite a number of sectors of Balinese life are particularly affected. We hope this will be a good start for the revival of Bali tourism. Of course, the reopening of tourism is accompanied by tightening the application of health protocols, especially at the airport as the main entrance. We always coordinate with all relevant agencies in the implementation and evaluation of its implementation, “Rahmat Adil added.
A total of 89 GA402 flight passengers who arrived in Bali at 10.18 WITA were greeted with a procession of flower handing by the Deputy Governor of Bali, the management of PT Angkasa Pura I (Persero), as well as the leaders of airport community agencies.
Deputy Governor of Bali, Cok Ace, hopes the return of domestic tourists’ confidence in Bali. “Hopefully this will be a good start for Bali going forward. What we emphasize now is how to instill the confidence of domestic tourists in Bali as a tourism destination. This is important. The important thing is that all procedures to enter Bali have been fulfilled, the health protocol has been fulfilled well, “added Deputy Governor Cok Ace.
Responding to the entry procedure for tourists, Deputy Governor Cok Ace stated that it serves as a promotional strategy as well as an effort to provide comfort for tourists. “Both of them got hit. It actually provides guarantees, as well as to eliminate and suppress the worst possible things to happen, both for Balinese citizens and tourists. When the rules are applied, it will give a picture for tourists that in Bali it is comfortable and safe, “he concluded.
During the past one week (26-30 July 2020), I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport – Bali recorded that it had served as many as 17,757 domestic route passengers transported through 278 flights. Compared to the previous week (19-23 July 2020), where there were 15,153 passengers and 256 flights, there was a growth of 17% for the number of passengers and 8% for domestic routes served.
“For the movement of passengers on the domestic route slowly but surely it has shown good growth. As of July 30, we had 73,875 passengers, with a daily average of 2,463 passengers. While in June, there were only around 17,861 passengers. This month is growing very well. Once again we emphasize, we always implement the health protocol strictly, in line with the growth in the number of passengers we serve, “concluded Rahmat Adil.***
Editor – Igo Kleden