Attraction Jalan Raya Gusti Ngurah Rai, Tuban, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali, Indonesia Published on: 16-03-2016
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Why Ngurah Rai International Airport is special ?
Ngurah Rai International Airport is the third busiest airport in Indonesia after Soekarno–Hatta International Airport and Juanda International Airport. The airport has category IX and is capable of serving aircraft up to the size of Boeing 747-400.
The airport is named after I Gusti Ngurah Rai, a Balinese hero who died on 20 November 1946 in a puputan (fight to the death war) against the Dutch at Marga in Tabanan where the Dutch defeated his company with air support, killing Rai and 95 others during the Indonesian Revolution in 1946.
In 2014, Ngurah Rai International Airport became the world's 7th best and best in Indonesia in Airport Service Quality by Airport Council International among 79 airports with passengers capacity between 5-15 million a year, and rose again to the number 3 position in the first quarter of 2015.
What to explore at Ngurah Rai International Airport?
The International Terminal is located in the newer L shaped terminal whilst the Domestic Terminal is located in the older adjacent building a short distance to the south east of the international terminal. The airport has 18 gates: 8 in the Domestic terminal, and 10 in the International terminal. The two terminals are separated by the Festival Plaza.
The International terminal has a Balinese architectural theme and has separate departure and arrival halls. Its capacity is up to 4,938,840 passengers a year. The departures area has 62 check-in counters that are equipped with electronic scales and luggage conveyors. Ten of the international gates have Jet Bridges and automated aircraft parking systems. The international departure lounge areas have a total capacity of 3,175 passengers.
The airport operates a fleet of buses to ferry passengers to and from low cost aircraft which are do not use an aerobridge. Domestic travellers and also some international travellers are often ferried to aircraft parked on the apron between the domestic terminal and the cargo terminal to the east of the International and Domestic terminals using these buses. The terminal also has prayer rooms, smoking areas, showers and massage services. Various lounge areas are provided, some including children's play areas and movie lounges, broadcasting movies, news, variety & entertainment and sport channels.
How to get to Ngurah Rai International Airport?
Bus: Buses from the airport are infrequent, so are therefore not a recommended option.
Shuttle: A cheaper alternative to the taxis is a bemo (shared minibus), which can generally be found a short distance from the car park. In addition, many hotels operate courtesy shuttles.
Taxi: Taxis are available outside Arrivals and operate on a pre-paid voucher system. Vouchers are sold at the official taxi desk close to the airport exit. The fare to/from Kuta is about Rp50,000 and to/from Denpasar around Rp90,000. Journey times vary considerably depending on traffic.
Jalan Raya Gusti Ngurah Rai, Tuban, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali, Indonesia