Lombok Airport Sees 60% Passengers Traffic Increase

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Ririe Ranggasari

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Laila Afifa

5 January 2023 15:30 WIB

Lombok Airport in Indonesia. (Photo: PT Angkasa Pura 1 Lombok)

TEMPO.CO, JakartaPT Angkasa Pura I Lombok Airport (AP1 - BIL) recorded an increase in the number of air passengers by 60 percent during the Christmas and New Year holidays. The passengers increase occurred during the 16 days of the implementation of the Christmas-New Year Integrated Air Transport Post, from December 19 to January 3.

During the period, the international airport served 99,275 passengers, up from the previous year's holiday season of 62,230 passengers.

AP1 BIL general manager Rahmat Adil Indrawan said that Lombok Airport has also experienced a traffic increase in the aircraft and cargo movement sectors.

"Aircraft movements have increased by 50 percent, from 661 aircraft movements in last year's Christmas-New Year season to 989 this year," he said on Wednesday, January 4.

Meanwhile, cargo volume rose 26 percent to 461,888 kilograms in 2022.

Throughout the holiday season, Lombok International Airport recorded zero accidents. "This is attributable to the efforts and hard work and support of all staff and stakeholders as well as the Lombok Airport community," Adil said.

Throughout 2022, Lombok Airport served 1,979,767 passengers. The airport recorded 21,015 aircraft movements and the transportation of 10,737,867 kilograms of cargo. Compared to 2021, passenger traffic increased by 85 percent, aircraft movement has climbed by 62 percent, while the cargo volume has increased by 29 percent.

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