The number of passengers at Lombok airport reaches 11,400 per day
There is an average increase of 100 flights per day…
C Tengah, NTB (ANTARA) – Public airport operator PT Angkasa Pura I has recorded an increase in passenger numbers at Lombok International Airport, reaching 11,400 people per day, due to the implementation of the Grand Prix Pertamina from Indonesia.
“Currently, (the number of) passengers at Lombok airport is starting to increase,” said PT Angkasa Pura I public relations officer for Lombok International Airport, Arif Haryanto, in Praya sub-district. , Lombok Central District, West Nusa Tenggara Province (NTB). , Saturday.
Spectators for the international motorcycle racing event, held at the Pertamina Mandalika International Street Circuit from March 18-20, 2022, had started arriving two days ago.
On March 17, 2022, the official said that the number of passengers at the airport had reached 8,200 people, including six thousand arriving passengers and 2,200 departing passengers.
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“Meanwhile, 11,400 passengers were registered on March 18, 2022, including 8,900 arriving passengers and 2,500 departing passengers,” he noted.
Earlier, PT Angkasa Pura I General Manager for Lombok International Airport Nugroho Jati noted that the airport will operate around the clock to support the international racing event.
Thus, his team had prepared the complete infrastructure, such as the airport apron, visitor entry and exit areas, as well as parking management.
“There is an average increase of 100 flights per day, which means the number of flights increases by 120% when implementing the Pertamina Indonesia Grand Prix,” he noted.
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He said the number of passengers at the airport before the pandemic averaged eight thousand a day. Meanwhile, amid the pandemic, the figure had dropped to 3,500 people a day.
“Most flights come from Jakarta, Denpasar city (Bali province) and Surabaya city (East Java province),” he added.
Earlier, President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) said some 60,000 tickets for the racing event had been sold. Jokowi expects the event to be an opportunity for Indonesia to promote its tourism potential.
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