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The international tourism gates of Bali Airport were opened on October 14. But still there has been no sign of airlines serving overseas flight routes applying for flight slots.
Even before the turn of the year, there were no direct flights to the second busiest airport in Indonesia. The Head of Airport Authority I Putu Eka Cahyadhi, said that two months after the opening of international tourism gates to Bali, there were no signs of movement in the airline sector.
“There has been no demand for international flight slots. Since two months of opening, neither national nor international airlines have applied for flight slots, specifically those serving overseas routes,” said Cahyadhi on Tuesday (21/12).
According to Cahyadhi, the Airport Authority is currently waiting for airlines to apply for flight slots. “We are still faithfully waiting and hope that someone will submit it soon,” he said.
In attracting the interest of business actors, especially in the aviation sector, Angkasa Pura I have made various efforts. One of them is providing landing fee discounts for airlines that apply for international flight slots until the end of December. The discount reaches 100 percent. Unfortunately, these efforts have yielded no results. Angkasa Pura I also provided a 50 percent discount for landing fees that apply for the January to June 2022 period.