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.
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.

Indonesia's  Airport operator is Angkara Pura; its site lists airports under its control - including Bali's official site http://bali-airport.com/ (even though details are only in 'bahasa' /Indonesian - no English other than headline). The top two sites listed when using Google site -  'baliairport.com' and  'baliairport.net' - are not official airport sites!

 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.)

On-Airport hotels:
1.  New Hotel Novotel is under construction & scheduled to opern September 2015. It will he direct access to the Departures Hall.
2. 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. According to the 'Bali Times' article of March 16, 2015, the Airport management invested in 2015 about US$232.6M to build domestic & international terminals & aprons, as well as access roads to/from the Airport connecting to the Bali toll road.
2. The following information was supplied during first quarter 2015 by travelers of various nationalities:  Arriving foreign Passengers who need a Visa pay $35.  Departing passengers pay  $17.50 departure tax (or Rp 200,000 - or $21in US$!  Depending on the amount of passengers arriving or departing, you may take a short time for either arrival or departure procedures - or stand there for hours.  Note that the afternoon sun heats up the terminal inside while airconditioning is not adequate.  There are no water fountains after security check and the waiting areas don't provide for enough seats.
3. Airport Rule:   '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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