Juneyao Airlines Inaugural Flight in Bali
I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport has again increased the frequency of routes and airlines in operation. The latest increase in international route connectivity was marked by the opening of direct flights to and from Pudong International Airport, Shanghai, People's Republic of China by Juneyao Airlines which flew first on Saturday (20/1). The Pudong (PVG) - Denpasar (DPS) direct route flight is the first additional international route frequency in 2024.
Currently, the number of foreign passenger arrivals from China has increased after previously in 2020 to 2021 being affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. The increase is in line with the projections of the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy (Kemenparekraf) which estimates that the number of foreign tourist arrivals from China to Indonesia will recover above 2025.
Chinese tourists coming to the island of Bali was in the third ranked with 265,805 tourists or contributing approximately 5 percent of the total number of tourists arriving through I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport throughout 2023 which recorded 5,317,287 tourists.
Juneyao Airlines with flight number HO 1355 on the Pudong (PVG) - Denpasar (DPS) route operates using an Airbus A320 type aircraft landing at I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport on Saturday (20/1) at 15.35 WITA, greeted by a water salute, carrying 153 passengers.
Currently, I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport - Bali has 21 domestic routes served by 11 airlines. As for international routes, with the addition of Juneyao Airlines, there are currently 38 airlines serving international routes with 36 routes at I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport. Meanwhile, for routes to China at I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport has previously been served by three airlines namely Xiamen Airlines, China Southern Airlines, and China Eastern Airlines with routes to and from Guangzhou, Fuzhou, Xiamen, and Shanghai.
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