I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport was one of the most on-time airports in Southeast Asia for the month of April, according to United Kingdom-based air travel intelligence company OAG Aviation.

The only commercial airport in Bali placed sixth on OAG’s top 10 list with a 76.5 percent on-time-performance (OTP), leaving behind other well-known airports in Southeast Asia, such as Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia and Don Mueang International Airport in Thailand. 

Other than Ngurah Rai, two other airports operated by state-owned airport operator PT Angkasa Pura I (AP I) were also included in the list, namely Juanda International Airport in Surabaya, East Java, and Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport in Makassar, South Sulawesi.

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Ngurah Rai’s general manager, Haruman Sulaksono, warmly welcomed the achievement.

“We are thankful that our attempt to provide the best service for our passengers has received such recognition and acknowledges us as one of the best on-time airports in Southeast Asia. It means that our on-time performance is good enough,” he said on Wednesday. 

Haruman expressed his appreciation to all airport stakeholders that contributed to the achievement, namely airlines, ground-handling services and state-owned air navigation firm AirNav Indonesia. 

In its report, OAG also named three domestic airlines as the most on-time domestic flights, namely AirAsia, Garuda Indonesia and Citilink. Meanwhile, the most on-time international flights are Korean Air, Cathay Dragon and Royal Brunei Airlines. (kes)