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Bali News: Bali, International Monetary Fund, IMF, World Bank, Airport Capacity, Surabaya, Lombok, Banyuwangi, Solo, Makassar
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5 airports under the management of PT Angkasa Pura I (API) are being upgraded to support the coming annual conference of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) to be held in Bali October 12-14, 2018.

As reported by, the airports receiving an upgrade include:

  • Juanda Airport in Surabaya is expanding its aircraft parking area in order to accommodate an additional 7 narrow-body or 3 wide-body aircraft.
  • Sultan Hasanuddin Airport in Makassar is expanding its aircraft parking to handle 6 narrow-body or 3 wide-body aircraft.
  • Lombok International (Praya) Airport is being expanded to provide additional parking for 8 narrow-bodies or 4 wide-body aircraft.
  • Adi Soemarmo Airport in Solo is being expanded to provide additional parking for 6 narrow-body or 3 wide-body aircraft.
  • El Tari Airport in Kupang is being expanded to provide parking for 5 small aircraft.
On Sunday, March 18, 2018, the CEO of PT AP I, Faik Fahmi, confirmed that the apron parking area at Bali’s Ngurah Rai Airport is being enlarged to permit parking by 64 aircraft, an increase from the current capacity of 53 planes. Two new rapid exit taxiways are being installed to permit faster turn arounds on take-offs and landings. Airport managers say the new rapid exit taxiways will allow 33 take-offs and landings each hour, up from the current total of 30.

Also in Bali, the number of international check-in counters is being expanded from 96 to 126 counters covering an expanded area of 4,420 meters.

1,600 new parking spaces are also being introduced at Bali’s airport in time for the IMF-World Bank Conference.

Officials predict that around 17,000 delegates from 189 countries will visit Bali for the 3-day conference. Included among the participants will be 189 Ministers of Finance, 189 Heads of Central Banks, and 23 Heads of State.

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