Bali Ngurah Rai (DPS) Airport

Bali Ngurah Rai DPS Airport Overview

Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport DPS, also known as Denpasar Airport, is Indonesia's third-busiest international airport. Bali is the closest island to the east of Java and is a popular tourist destination offering a rich cultural experience, tropical beauty and a solid tourist infrastructure. It is famous for its ethnic artworks, its local theatrical dance performances, and its main tourist areas, which include Kuta, Sanur, Jimbaran, Seminyak and Nusa Dua.
NOTE: The Benoa-Nusa Dua (a 12-km toll road) and the Dewa Ruci underpass were completed May 2013.

To lessen congestion at Ngurah Rai, the new 'Lombok International Airport' recently opened on the nearby Island of Lombok, to the east of Bali – a 20-minute flight from Ngurah Airport.   Furthermore, by March 2014, it was suggested to build a new airport in Buleleng (at North of Bali Island) -  in the Kubutambahan area (near Bangli, Karangasem and Badung.  In April it was announced that a decision will be forthcoming in the next few weeks....

Bali Airport is located in Tuban on the small Indonesian island of Bali, between Kuta & Jimbaran, and is 13 km south of the city of Denpasar. Bali Airport's passenger count is growing so fast that the Government is presently considering opening another airport nearby.

With a long runway and an estimated 14 million passengers per year, Bali Ngurah Rai Airport is hub to Garuda Indonesia, Indonesia AirAsia & Merpati Nusartara airlines, and is served by a host of major and low-cost international airlines, as well as tourist charters; it also serves as transfer airport to Malaysian and Indonesian travelers on their way to Australia and other points of the globe.  (Travelers from Los Angeles can take Singapore Airlines to Singapore & transfer on Garuda Indonesia airline to Bali - a trip of  21.5 hours; travelers from Europe also need to transfer in Singapore.)

The on-Airport Holiday Inn Resort Balihai is in close vicinity of the Airport terminals and offers among its services conference and business-related facilities.

Bali Ngurah Rai International has an International & a Domestic Terminal.

NOTE: 
1. The international departure tax has inceased to $17.50 (Rp 200,000).
3. Note that 'any person arriving at the Airport drunk or high may not gain access to their departing plane, and may have to pay a considerable fine'.
 




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