Revenues Drop at Ngurah Rai
Following 911, Bali's International Airport Reports Income Down Dramatically.
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P.T. Angkasa Pura I the operators of Bali's Ngurah Rai International Airport have revised downward their revenue projections for 2001 from Rp. 300 billion to 200 billion (Approximately US$ 20 million).
According to the Managing Director of Angkasa Pura I, the revision was made necessary by a drop of nearly 40% in the number of passengers handled through Bali's airport following the events of September 11 and the subsequent coalition attack on Afghanistan. Prior to September 11, Bali's Ngurah Rai handled an average 6,000 passengers per day, a total that now runs well below 4,000 per day.
Contribution For Community Development
Angkasa Pura I recently contributed Rp. 10 billion (approximately US$ 1 million) to the Bali provincial government earmarked for community development. The Airport Authority has been the object of widespread criticism by local legislators for failing to share its revenues with the cash-starved local government.
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