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Airport operator reaffirms unpopular policy

  • Desy Nurhayati

    The Jakarta Post

Denpasar   /   Mon, November 16 2009   /  10:27 am

Island hospitality: Tourism and Culture Minister Jero Wacik (right), and Justice and Human Rights Minister Patrialis Akbar (second right) talk to tourists at Ngurah Rai International Airport, Denpasar, Bali, on Sunday. The government promised to improve services for foreign tourists at the airport. JP/Ni Komang ErvianiThe Ngurah Rai International Airport management has reiterated a flight policy that passengers transferring from international to domestic flights should conduct a series of procedures before boarding the second flight.Last week, airport operator PT Angkasa Pura I was rebuked by an upset passenger, who had boarded at Narita Airport in Tokyo, Japan, heading to Jakarta, with a stopover at Ngurah Rai Airport for a transfer to a domestic flight.The passenger complained about having to pay additional airport tax and conduct check-in procedures before moving to his Denpasar-Jakar...