The Jakarta Post
I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport in Denpasar, Bali, now has a duty-free shop for arriving passengers. (Shutterstock.com/Cocos.Bounty)
I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali has started to sell duty-free products in its international arrival terminal, said to be the first such shop in Indonesia.
“The store allows passengers to shop more easily once they have landed,” said Yanus Suprayogi, general manager of the airport, on Friday to Antara.
The airport collaborated with PT Dufrindo Internasional in building the 298-square meter shop.
Located in the arrival terminal, the shop is directly supervised by the customs office.
Robi Toni, director of customs at the airport, said Indonesia was ready to compete with other countries, noting that more than 50 countries had a similar duty-free on arrival facility.
“We provide special packaging for products bought at Ngurah Rai’s airport to make identifying them easier,” he said.
Robi added that, in the one week since the launch, around 85 percent of the shoppers were foreign travellers. The rest were mostly Indonesians coming home after traveling overseas. (wng)