Qatar Airways is back at Ngurah Rai International Airport–Bali. It started its maiden flight by using a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner type A7-BCC with registration of Doha– Denpasar on Sunday (Mar 27). On its maiden landing, it arrived at 17:31 Local Time carrying 222 passengers and departed back to Doha on March 28, 2022 at 01:05 Local Time.
Based on its regular schedule, it will fly every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday for the Doha–Denpasar route, while Denpasar—Doha flight is operated on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. By that way, Ngurah Rai Airport is again filled with the inaugural Doha route which flies regularly and is served by Qatar Airways. “This adds to six international flight routes, namely Narita, Singapore, Melbourne, Sydney, Kuala Lumpur and Doha,” said General Manager of PT Angkasa Pura I Ngurah Rai Airport, Herry A.Y. Sikado.
This flight is on a regular schedule flying four times a week. “We are very enthusiastic about this inaugural flight, where Qatar Airways is the only flight serving the Doha route, so as a special welcome we give a water salute on its maiden landing,” said Herry.
The water salute welcoming activity has been routinely carried out on the inaugural international flight by the Airport Rescue Fire Fighting team of PT Angkasa Pura I Ngurah Rai Airport. “This is a form of appreciation for us to welcome the opening of an international flight corridor,” he said.
Regarding Ngurah Rai Airport facilities, since the operation of international flights, the airport has always evaluated its services so that they can fly safely and comfortably, especially facilities related to the implementation of health protocols and the smooth flow of arrivals and departures with stakeholders.
This does not rule out the possibility of other airlines to open new routes, along with the easing of rules for foreign travelers. “So, it is our duty to ensure that everything can run smoothly to carry out government regulations as the gateway to the Island of Bali in an effort to anticipate the spread of Covid-19,” added Herry.
Herry further added that the statistical records of air transport traffic at Ngurah Rai Airport specifically for international flights during the March 2022 period had served as many as 21,253 passengers with details of the arrival of 13,671 passengers and departure of 7,582 passengers and the movement of aircraft reaching 192. (BTN015)