PT Angkasa Pura (PAP) I, the airport management company running Ngurah Rai International Airport, will start operating international arrivals at the new terminal on Thursday, Sept. 19.
Purwanto, general manager of PT PAP, said that the new terminal would be located on the first floor of the four-story airport building.
However, domestic arrivals would also be located on the same floor. "The two arrivals are separated though," Purwanto said.
The new international arrivals terminal covers 120,000 square meters and has the capacity to receive 16 million passengers a year, while the old terminal only covered 65,800 sqm and had the capacity to accommodate 9.4 million passengers per year.
The new four-story building will comprise arrivals on the first floor; office facilities on the second floor; departures on the third floor and VIP lounges on the top floor.
The international arrival area will be equipped with seven baggage claim belts, 20 counters for Visa on Arrival, 26 immigration counters and three customs and excise counters.
Purwanto went on to say PT PAP I had anticipated possible problems and obstacles related to the operation of the new arrivals terminal.