Bali`s Ngurah Rai Airport serves 15.6 million passengers until August

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Bali`s Ngurah Rai Airport serves 15.6 million passengers until August

Tourists bring their belongings upon arrival at the I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport, Bali. (ANTARA FOTO/Fikri Yusuf/wdy)

Denpasar (Antaranews Bali) - Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali served 15.6 million passengers during January-August 2018, up 8 percent compared to the same period last year, according to the airport.

"The number of passengers has continued to increase all the time and we hope they would push up the target of tourist arrivals," the I Gusti Ngurah Rai airport general manager, Yanus Suprayogi said here on Thursday.

This means that the airport served an average of 1.95 million passengers per month, 64,300 passengers per day, or 3,388 per hour during the period of time.

Nearly 4.1 million of the 15.6 million passengers were foreign nationals or tourists, he said.

The figure represented a 6.61 percent increase compared to 3.8 million in the same period last year.

The number of foreign tourists in the first eight months made up almost 62 percent of the target of tourist arrivals in Bali for this year at 6.27 million.

Nearly 23.1 percent of foreign tourists came from China, 18.6 percent from Australia, 5.9 percent from India, 4.4 percent from Britain and 4.1 percent from Japan.

The other top ten sources of foreign tourist arrivals in Bali are the United States, France, Malaysia, Germany and South Korea. (WDY)
Editor: Nyoman Budhiana