BALI - During the upcoming APEC Summit, Oct. 1-10, Ngurah Rai International Airport will operate with scheduled closures to commercial flights to regulate possible heavy air traffic during the ten-day event.
The airport's management will likely apply tight schedules on the days that state leaders and APEC delegates arrive and depart, thus canceling or postponing numerous commercial flights.
Taufik Hidayat, general manager of Garuda Indonesia in Denpasar, confirmed over the weekend that the airline had already received plans to reschedule commercial flights.
"We have known about the plan for quite a long time, but confirmation from the airport just arrived on Friday, Aug 30."
According to the announcement, the airport will be temporarily closed for several hours on three days - Oct 6, Oct 8 and Oct 9.
On Oct 6, the airport will be closed for all commercial flights from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
On Oct 7, the airport will operate normally.
Then on Oct 8, the airport will be closed again to commercial flights from 1 pm through 8 pm While on Oct 9, the airport will close to commercial flights from 7 am through 2 pm.