Bali is preparing for one of the busiest travel period of the year over the Moslem New Year and the end of the fasting month as six airlines are preparing to add flight frequencies to meet the sudden urge in demand expected over the holiday period.
The “official” holiday period in terms of peak airline demand runs from July 12 – August 5, 2014.
According to Bisnis Bali, six airlines have asked permission from the Bali airport authority to be allowed to operate additional flights over the holiday period.
- Cathay Pacific has asked to add eight flights with a total of 2,488 seats on flights between Hong Kong and Bali.
- Lion Air is seeking to add 68 flights with a total of 14,629 seats on its Jakarta-Bali sector.
- The Garuda subsidiary Citilink wants to add 10 flights between Jakarta and Bali with a total of 1,800 seats.
- Nam Air and Sriwijaya Air want to a total 34 flights between Surabaya-Bali and Jakarta-Bali with a combined total of 8,488 seats.
- Indonesia Air Asia is seeking to add 108 flights from various destinations to Bali with a total of 19,440 seats.
On an aggregate basis, the six airlines are seeking to add 242 flights with a total of 46.796 seats to meet peak demand during the July-August peak travel period. This is a dramatic 178% increase in the number of flights and a 295% increase in the number of seats from the additional capacity added for the 2013 Lebaran holiday
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