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An Apron with no Strings

Baliís Airport Enlarges Parking Apron to Accommodate More Private Jets

(5/19/2013) Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport has completed construction of a special charter aircraft facility to handle the estimated more than 1,000 private aircraft that land on the island each year.

Bali Post quotes Purwanto, the general manger of PT Angkasa Pura I, the State-owned company that manages the airport, saying: “ We have built an apron for 14 small-bodied aircraft. There have been many small airplanes/charters bringing VIPs to Bali, with each year the number reaching thousands.”

In the past, visits by unscheduled charter aircraft have proven problematic with visiting private jets not allowed to overnight at the airport due to a lack of available  parking space.

The additional apron space for small jets is aimed to allow more high-spending VIPS to spend time on the island.