Ahmad Yani Airport to Open Direct Flight Route to Bali
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Ahmad Yani International Airport in Semarang has opened a direct flight route to Ngurah Rai Airport in Denpasar, Bali. The flight will be operated every day by Lion Air Group planes. The Semarang-Bali route began operation on Tuesday, September 26, 2023.
The schedule for this flight starts at 14:00 WITA from Denpasar to Semarang, while the route from Semarang to Denpasar is scheduled for 18:00 WIB.
Fajar Purwawidada, the General Manager of PT Angkasa Pura I Ahmad Yani Airport, mentioned that the Semarang-Bali route has been long anticipated by aviation service users.
"As the airport management, we try to fulfill that need by conducting continuous coordination with airline companies to realize [the route]," he said in a written statement on Wednesday, September 27, 2023. The flight is able to contain 91 passengers on a Boeing 738 plane with 189 seat capacity.
Fajar hopes the novel route will boost the number of passengers at Ahmad Yani Airport. "And there will be more new routes opening in the Ahmad Yani Airport," he said.
Previously, the airport has operated a direct flight to Saudi Arabia using planes from Lion Air Group.
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