China Airlines Airbus A330-302 (B-18317) officially landed at I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport at 15.00 WITA China Airlines CAL771 which carried 163 passengers with a journey of 5 hours 30 minutes. This inaugural flight was greeted with water salutes as an expression of enthusiasm for the resumption of direct flight connectivity to and from Chinese Taipei. The arrival of the Chinese airline with the Taipei - Denpasar (PP) route adds to Bali Airport's international flights which previously had reached 21 routes.
The arrival of the Chinese airline with the Taipei - Denpasar (PP) route adds to Bali Airport's international flights which previously had reached 21 routes that will fly 2 times a week, every Tuesday and Friday to improve flight connectivity.
This route is the first route from China since the opening of international flights at I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport, thus increasing the number of statistics to 22 routes served. If seen before the 2019 COVID-19 pandemic, the most foreigners from China headed to Bali Island, namely, 1,196,497, followed by 1,137,087 Australian foreigners and 377,543 Indian foreigners.
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, namely, in 2019, there were 8 airlines serving China special flights with 20 routes, including China Airlines, this became a reference to provide opportunities for other airlines to participate in expanding routes, as one of the efforts to recover from the impact of the pandemic. COVID-19.
In total, I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport - Bali from January to August 2022 has served 1,860,842 special international passengers with 10,647 aircraft carrying it. This means that China Airlines flights will also add to international statistical records in September 2022.
With this flight, the tourism sector on the island of Bali can be revived which has an effect on increasing the dominant economy of the Balinese people. In addition, the holding of the G20 Summit will provide easy access to connectivity to various selected routes, especially international ones.