Thursday, November 29, 2007

A Lack of Apron Area Will Compel Delegations Attending the UN Climate Change Conference to Park their Planes Outside of Bali.

Once again, I am (almost) speechless.

From Bali Discovery Tours:

Bali News: How to Jettison a Jet
(11/3/2007) Tempo Interaktif reports that Angkasa Pura - the management of Bali's Ngurah Rai International Airport are concerned that the large number of additional private charter flights expected in Bali during the UN Conference on Climate Change (UNFCCC) December 3-15, 2007, will exceed the carrying capacity of apron areas. To meet the added demand for aircraft storage officials are allocating "parking space" at other airports in Indonesia.

The operational manager for Bali's Airport, Azjar Effendi, says his 3 parking areas can only accommodate 15 planes, which means that some of the jets used by VIP delegations will only be allowed to disembark and embark their planes in Bali with parking provided at airports in Surabaya, Lombok, Jakarta and Makassar.
If you didn't catch it, besides flying in on private jets; they will land, deplane the VIP's, take off, park, take off, land, board the VIP's and take off for home.
These guys are gonna give Gulfstream Environmentalists a bad name.