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Denpasar Airport will add 369 extra flights to meet the travel needs of holiday makers this Idul Fitri.

PT Angkasa Pura I’s communications and legal division head, Arie Ahsanurrohim told Tempo yesterday that “The number of extra flights has soared 129 percent compared to last year.”

He also told reporters that the airport management accepted the proposal of additional flights on 8 June 2017. 369 extra flights with 66.366 seats were proposed by Citilink, Garuda Indonesia, NAM Air, Sriwijaya, Wings, and Lion Air. The number of extra seats is up 111 percent compared to last year.

Lion Air proposed 105 extra flights alone.

He explained that the destinations of the extra flights are mainly to Jakarta and Surabaya. The extra flights will be running from today, June 10 and peaking two days before Idul Fitri, Friday 23 June.

Arie also told Antara, Bali is unique because not only is there a massive outflow but also a large in-flow of domestic and international tourists who want to spend the long Lebaran holiday on the island.

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