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Bali's I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport has again received additional new international flights after the operation of Garuda Indonesia on the Singapore-Bal

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TRIBUNBATAM.id - Bali's I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport has again received additional new international flights after the operation of Garuda Indonesia on the Singapore-Bali round-trip (PP) route and the Philippine Airlines Manila-Bali route. 

The inaugural Garuda Indonesia flight GA843 from Singapore arrived in Bali on Friday (7/1/2022) afternoon at 14.20 WITA carrying 142 passengers.

Then, the plane flew back to Singapore with flight number GA842 at 16:39 WITA.

On Saturday (7/2/2022) in the morning, the inaugural Philippine Airlines flight from Manila arrived in Bali with flight number PR537 which landed at 00.40 WITA with 192 passengers.

The same plane then returned to Manila to carry 140 passengers with flight number PR538, on the same day at 01.48 WITA.

The President Director of PT Angkasa Pura (AP) I, Faik Fahmi, welcomed the two inaugural flights enthusiastically.

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"The two inaugural flights that just arrived in Bali yesterday are the positive signal for two things. First, Bali is still an international tourism attraction that is in great demand by world citizens," said Faik Fahmi.

Second, he continued, the increase in flights at I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport shows the optimism of the aviation world which is increasingly recovering after being affected by the global pandemic.

He said, with the operation of the two routes, I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport now serves 46 international departures and 48 international arrivals. 

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Especially for Philippine Airlines, this inaugural flight marks the re-operation of the Manila-Bali (round-trip) route, which was previously suspended due to the pandemic.

Compiled from Angkasa Pura I statistics, it is known that in 2019 or one year before the Covid-19 pandemic hit the world, there were as many as 340,000 passengers from the Philippines served by I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport.

With the addition of these two flights, I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport is now connected to 19 international airports in the world from 11 countries served by 21 airlines, with details, 18 foreign airlines and 3 national airlines. 

Fahmi is also optimistic about welcoming the arrival of other international flights, not only in Bali, but also other airports under the management of PT Angkasa Pura I.

Of course, the health protocol at the airport managed by AP I will still be implemented strictly in accordance with the applicable rules.

(TRIBUNBATAM.id/LIA SISVITA DINATRI)

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