Due to the heavy air traffic during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit, around 673 commercial flights with capacity for 106,171 passengers have had to be cancelled.
Sherly Yunita, public relations officer at Ngurah Rai International Airport, told Bali Daily that the airport's management had received cancellation plans from several airlines.
"Around 673 commercial flights on the regular schedule that should have operated between Oct. 6 and Oct. 9 have already been cancelled. There should be 1,378 commercial flights scheduled on those days," Yunita said.
Yunita referred to the Transportation Ministry's announcement regarding the operation of Ngurah Rai airport on Oct. 6 through Oct. 9.
"Now, we have also received another notification for expected delays to commercial flights operating on Oct. 5 and Oct. 7," said Yunita.
On Oct. 6, there were 341 regular flights scheduled, while on Oct. 7 there should be 345 flights.
The following day, Oct. 8, the schedule was for 352 flights and on Oct. 9, 340 flights. But many of these flights had had to be cancelled or rescheduled, she explained.
On Oct. 7, eight flights would be rescheduled, Oct. 8 would see 32 flights cancelled and Oct. 9 a further 59 flights.