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Bali's Airport Rated Indonesia's Safest

Official Review of Indonesia's Leading International Airports Sees Bali's Ngurah Rai Getting the Highest Rating.

(6/16/2007) The Indonesian Department of Transportation has designated Bali's Ngurah Rai International Airport as the nation's best in terms of safety, security and service. The accolade was bestowed on Ngurah Rai following a recent audit carried out on five leading international major airports in Indonesia.

Ranked in order of their overall safety and service were the following five Indonesian airports:

Ngurah Rai International Airport Bali (DPS)

Soekarno-Hatta International Airport Jakarta (CGK)

Juanda International Airport Surbaya (SUB)

Polonia International Airport Medan, Sumatra (MES)

Hasanudin International Airport Makassar (UPG).

The Audit carried out between May 3-18, 2007 covered 94 operational areas with 48 dealing with safety, 13 with security and 33 covering service to the public.

While the most recent review gave passing marks to Indonesia's major air gateways, auditors also highlighted areas requiring upgrades including reporting procedures, hazardous material handling, runway overrun areas, electrical back-up and plane-side facilities. In terms of passenger service, areas marked for additional attention were overall sanitation standards and routine reporting systems.