During the 4 days of opening a monitoring post for Eid al- Fitr at I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport, Tuban Village, Kuta District, Badung, joint officers have rejected 30 people who want to fly to Jawa.
The rejection was related to the ban on going home by the central government. Stakeholder Relations Manager of PT Angkasa Pura I (Persero) International Airport I Gusti Ngurah Rai, Taufan Yudhistira, said that since the opening of the post on May 6, 2021, until now, there have been 30 people who have been refused to fly out of Bali. Based on records from the airport, dozens of people were about to fly to several major cities in Jawa, including Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Jakarta, and Juanda International Airport, Surabaya.
“We have rejected 30 people. They were all rejected on the first day of the implementation of the ban on going home, ”said Taufan, Monday (10/5) afternoon.
He explained that all the rejected passengers were directed to the airline to decide on their departure. According to him, there are two alternatives when the homecoming prohibition, first the passenger chooses a refund alias asking to return the money. Second, passengers will depart at a different time or reschedule, beyond the restrictions issued by the government.
“It all depends on the passengers and the airline. Because we are only on duty to ban. So, the decision is up to them, “explained Taufan.
When the homecoming ban came into effect, Angkasa Pura I admitted that there was a significant decrease in passenger movements. On May 6, 2021, there were only 1.254 passenger movements, with details of 632 arriving and 622 departings. The day before the implementation of the ban on May 5, 2021, the movement was at 16.000 passengers with details of 8220 arriving and 8.292 departings.
“There has indeed been a significant decline. Of course, this is because of the rules on the prohibition of going home. We certainly support this policy to anticipate the spread of Covid-19, “said Taufan.
Meanwhile, for the total passenger data at Ngurah Rai Airport, from May 6, 2021, to May 9, 2021, there were 4.331 passengers, with details of 2.297 arriving and 2.034 departings. The arriving and departing passengers are exempt and have a letter of recommendation from the relevant agency.
“Even though there is a decline, we still provide the best service to service users. Health protocols (prokes) are still strictly enforced at airports, “he said.
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