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Bali Upgrading to Handle 32 Flights Every Hour by October 2019

Balipost.com reports that Bali’s Airport Authority - Angkasa Pura is adding additional flight slots to facilitate a hoped-for increase in tourist arrivals starting from October 2019.

Elfi Amir, head of the District IV Flight Authority that includes operations from the Ngurah Rai International Airport, confirmed on Monday, July 1, 2019 that Bali’s Airport will go from handling 30 flight movements per hour to 32. The additional flight slots will be available only for international flights.

Amir said that his office has long been under pressure to create more flights slots to meet demand from new international destinations. He confirmed that there are currently four airlines on the waiting list to commence new flights to Bali that he hoped would be possible starting in October 2019.

There are no plans to add domestic flight slots at this time.

The managers of Bali’s Airport, Angkasa Pura I, are targeting to have a new rapid exit taxiway (RET) ready by October.

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