Twelve international airlines resume regular operations in Bali


A total of 12 international airlines have resumed regular operations at I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport in the Indonesian resort island of Bali since February 2022 after the airport’s closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Most recently, on Thursday, Bali’s Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport received additional flight of Qantas Airlines serving the Melbourne-Denpasar route.

“Since the international flight corridor at Bali Airport has been reopened, the number of airlines has gradually increased. Yesterday, Qantas Airlines also made its maiden flight. We enthusiastically welcome this 12th airline flight,” General Manager of PT Angkasa Pura (AP) I International Airport I. Gusti Ngurah Rai Bali Herry A. Y. Sikado stated here on Friday.

During its inaugural flight to Bali, Qantas Airlines QF45, using a Boeing 737-838 registration VH-XZA, landed on Thursday at 21:17 local time, with 155 passengers.

Thereafter, the same plane, with flight number QF46, carrying aboard 83 passengers, took off again for Melbourne.

Qantas Airlines plans to serve the flight route thrice a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.

Sikado affirmed that his side remains committed to providing the best service, so that international flights that show positive growth can run smoothly.

He is also optimistic that the number of international flights at Bali’s Ngurah Rai Airport would soon recover.

“This is supported by the ease of flight requirements based on government regulations. Hence, we along with the stakeholders must maintain the trust of the government and service users, so that all facilities and health protocols run well,” he remarked.

Source: Antara News