Raw data tracking daily arrivals at Bali's Ngurah Rai International Airport suggest that December foreign passenger arrivals dipped 36.98% when compared to December one year before.
79,103 passengers disembarked from international flights in Bali in December, down from the 125,525 record number of foreign visitors who flew in during the month of December 2004.
An Improving Statistical Profile?
Perhaps all was not doom and gloom statistically as 2005 December arrivals still managed to post an improvement over arrivals for the same period just 3 years before, up 24.78% from December 2002 total foreign arrivals of 63,393.
Concerning, nonetheless, are indications that the gap in arrivals for 2005 versus 2004 widened considerably in the second half of the month.
This trend could be reflective of a deepening crisis or the result of substantial decline in available seats out of Australia, Japan and other key markets compared to just 12 months before.
DECEMBER DAILY ARRIVALS
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