"Yesterday we held a meeting with the member agencies of the Airport Community, including airlines serving international routes. We officially suspended the flight operations of routes to and from China Wednesday, February 5, 2020, at 00.00 Central Indonesia Time (WITA)," said General Manager of PT Angkasa Pura I I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport, Herry Sikado.
Herry said the suspension was done to anticipate the spread of the coronavirus. The status of Indonesia, and Bali in particular, is currently safe from the spread of the virus.
"We have coordinated with airlines, ground handling, immigration and other agencies related to this matter," Herry continued.
According to Herry, China Southern flight route Guangzhou (CAN) -Bali (DPS) with flight number CZ625 became the last flight from China to arrive in Bali. This flight arrived at Tuesday, February 4, at 22.55 WITA.
"The last flight to China that we served was from the airline China Southern CZ626 to Guangzhou. Departing Wednesday morning, February 5, 2020, at 00:18 WITA," he explained.
For passengers to China that are affected by flight stoppages, Ngurah Rai Airport has opened a helpdesk located on the 2nd Floor of the International Terminal.
"Officers from airlines, ground handling, and from Angkasa Pura I will stand by to help affected passengers," he concluded.