batampos – A total of 21,118 people left Batam City via Batam International Airport (BIB) Hang Nadim during the Christmas and New Year holidays from 23 to 26 December 2022.
Public Relations of Hang Nadim International Airport Batam (BIB), Rafi Noor Farhan said, the number of passengers during the Christmas and New Year (Nataru) holidays increased sharply.
“The increase in the number of passengers this time is quite significant around Nataru,” he said, Tuesday (27/12/2022).
On Friday (23/12/2022) there were 12,041 passengers. With details, 5,898 people came and 6,143 people left.
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Saturday (24/12/2022) there were a total of 10,844 passengers. With details of 5,507 arrivals and 5,337 departures.
Then Sunday (25/12/2022) there were a total of 11,037 passengers. With details of 5,854 arriving and 5,183 departing. Monday (26/12/2022) there were a total of 9,588 passengers. With 5,133 arrivals and 4,455 departures.
“Total passengers since last weekend from Friday to Monday during the Christmas celebrations reached 43,510 passengers,” said Rafi.
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For the peak of the homecoming flow, he said, it occurred on December 23 with the number of passengers both coming and going as many as 12,041 people.
He said, the number of departures via BIB Hang Nadim during the 2023 Christmas and New Year homecoming traffic rose 14.7 percent compared to 2021.
So did the number of arrivals at BIB Hang Nadim, up 34.1 percent compared to 2021.
“In the homecoming season for Christmas 2022 and New Year 2023 the number has increased compared to last year. Most destinations are still the same, to Jakarta,” he said.
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According to him, the number of passengers will stabilize over the next few days before the flow reverses.
“The peak of the homecoming flow will be on December 23, there will be more return trips around January 3, 2023,” he concluded. (*)
Reporter: Azis Maulana