Jakarta, (ANTARA News) - State airport operator PT Angkasa Pura I served 4.6 million passengers during the Christmas 2018 and New Year 2019 holidays.

The figure was based on the number of passengers at 13 airports under the management of PT Angkasa Pura I from Dec 20, 2018, to Jan 6, 2019, according to data gathered by Antara on Tuesday.

The figure fell 7.8 percent from 4.97 million in the same period a year earlier.

During the holidays, I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport in Bali served 1.24 million passengers, contributing the highest number of flights among the 13 airports. The figure represented a 18.5 percent increase compared to the previous period, when it was recorded at 1.04 million.

The number of passengers at I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport peaked on Dec 22, 2018, when a total of 74,611 passengers arrived at and departed from the airport by 484 flights.

"Bali remains a favorite destination for both domestic and foreign tourists for a vacation during Christmas and New Year holidays. Therefore, traffic at I Gusti Ngurah Rai Aiport remains high," Angkasa Pura I President Director Faik Fahmi remarked.

However, several airports under the management of PT Angkasa Pura I witnessed a decline in the number of passengers due to the operation of new sections of Trans-Java toll road and the higher air tickets.

Reporting by Afut Syafril Nursyirwan
Editing by Suharto

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