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Air passenger numbers, flight traffic see slight increase ahead of Idul Fitri

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Fri, June 15, 2018 | 09:13 am
Air passenger numbers, flight traffic see slight increase ahead of Idul Fitri

AP I, which manages 13 airports in central and eastern Indonesia, announced in a statement that from June 7 to 13 it served 2,074,063 million people, a 10.24 percent increase from the 1,881,442 million that traveled by air in the same period last year. (Shutterstock/File)

State-owned airport operator PT Angkasa Pura I (AP I) has recorded increased passenger numbers and flight traffic in the week leading up to Idul Fitri, with an approximately 10-percent increase over the figures recorded last year. 

AP I, which manages 13 airports in central and eastern Indonesia, announced in a statement that from June 7 to 13 it served 2,074,063 million people, a 10.24 percent increase from the 1,881,442 million that traveled by air in the same period last year.

Meanwhile, flight traffic in the seven-day period of the annual mudik (exodus) reached 16,193 flights, a 10.44 percent increase from the 14,662 flights in 2017.

Bali's Ngurah Rai International Airport in Denpasar recorded the highest traffic with 474,345 passengers, a 9.97 percent increase from the same period last year when 431,240 people passed through the airport. 

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Most of the traffic at the resort island's airport consisted of international travelers, with this year seeing 256,246 foreign passengers and 217,399 domestic passengers.

The second most popular airport was Juanda International Airport in Surabaya, East Java, which served 444,363 people this year, up 3.29 percent from 2017.

Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport in Makassar, South Sulawesi, followed in third place, serving 275,317 passengers, a 8.34 percent increase from the same period last year. 

The airport with the highest passenger traffic increase was Frans Kaisiepo Airport in Biak regency, Papua, which saw a 123.81 percent increase from 6,484 people in 2017 to 14,512 people this year. (liz/asw)

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