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Rebuilt Bali Airport Targeted to Handle 25 Million Annual Passengers

(2/4/2013) Bisnis.com says that Bali’s redeveloped Ngurah Rai International Airport is targeted to handle 25 million passengers every year.

The general manager of the Ngurah Rai Airport, Rai Purwanto, confessed that the airport is currently overloaded. The airport is presently handling 13.5 million domestic and international passengers, almost twice its pre-renovation capacity of 6-7 million travelers.

Renovations of the airport have consumed Rp. 2.8 trillion (US$280 million) and is expected to be completed by June in time for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation conference set for Bali in September 2013.

When completed, the new airport will have 19 air bridges, an increase over the 8 air bridges now in operation.