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Indonesian President Officially Opens New Airport Buildings In Bali

The President of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, has arrived in Bali ahead of the G20 Summit that will start next week. As ever, President Widodo, known locally as Jokowi, has got straight to work on the Island of the Gods. Shortly after he touched down, he officially opened the new VVIP Terminal at I Gusti Ngurah …

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Batik Air Launches New Non-stop Perth To Bali Flights

Batik Air has announced their new flight right from Perth to Denpasar. The service will run four times weekly and serve thousands of passengers between Western Australia and Bali.  The direct flight takes just 3 hours and 50 minutes. It offers travelers an alternative to JetStar and AirAsia, both of whom serve the same route. …

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After 2-Years Away Regular China Airlines Flight Services Resumes To Bali

Bali’s I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport is welcoming the return of China Airlines to the tarmac this week. As Indonesia’s second busiest airport, and the country’s top tourism destination, resuming direct connections with Taiwan will be a relief for vast swathes of the tourism sector. The General Manager of PT Angkasa Pura I, I …

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Tourist Claims He Waited Five Hours In ‘Massive’ Immigration Line

Update: Travel blogger Sebastian Powell has been asked to leave Bali after claiming he waited 5 hours in line. Officials say the story was fabricated. Original Story Now Continues: Bali is in the middle of its tourism peak season. From June through to the end of September is when the island welcomes the most amount …

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Plans For New North Bali Airport Officially Off Government Priority List

The President of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, has removed a total of eight major construction projects from the list of National Strategic Projects. One of these eight scrapped projects is the contentious North Bali Airport. Discussions about creating another international airport in Bali have been ongoing for years. A project was launched to get the North …

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New Zealand Launches New Biosecurity Measures For Travelers Returning From Bali

Australia has been increasing biosecurity measures for the last few weeks for travelers returning from Bali, and other destinations in Indonesia. This has been due to an outbreak of foot and mouth disease in cattle on the island. Australia has launched a campaign to get travelers returning from Bali to ditch their flip-flops and has …

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Bali Airport Celebrates Welcoming Over 4.2 Million Passengers In First Half Of 2022

Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport has hit another passenger milestone in the last week of June. Authorities from the airport have released passenger data for the first six months of 2022, and as was hoped, numbers are considerably better than in 2020, and 2021.  Over the course of June, Bali Airport welcomes a total of …

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Malaysia’s Batik Air Lands First Flight In Bali Since 2020

In recent weeks major airlines have been resuming their flight services to Bali. This week it was the turn of Malaysia’s Batik Air. The airline, previously known as Malindo, is now part of the Indonesian Lion Air group. The resumption of the Kuala Lumpur-Bali route comes as welcome news for travelers of all kinds, especially …

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Bali Airport Gets A New ‘VVIP’ Terminal Ahead Of G20 Summit

In November this year, Bali is hosting the G20 Summit. Ahead of the international conference, the Bali government has announced that they are constructing a VVIP terminal at the island’s only international airport.  The Minister for Public Works and Public Housing, Basuki Hadimuljono, confirmed that construction is already underway and 20% completed. The intention is …

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Disruptions Minimized As Six Flights Diverted To Bali Airport

Sunday 22nd May was a day of disruptions at Bali airport as the runaway saw six flights diverted from Juanda International Airport and called into land. Flights we diverted to Bali’s Ngurah Rai Airport after disaster struck at Surabaya’s international airport in Java. Thankfully, air traffic controllers at both airports managed the situation with ease …

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Bali Airport Receives Significant Amount Of Australian Tourists

Australian travelers make up most of the international visitors in Bali since the border reopened a few months ago. The Head of the Bali Tourism Office, Tjok Bagus Pemayun, confirmed that most of the 46,176 international visitors who arrived in Bali as of Friday (22/4) were from Australia. With the thriving Bali tourism sector, the …

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Tourist Driver Threatens To Assault A Flight Crew Member At Bali Airport

A tourist driver threatened a cabin crew member while offering his services at the Bali Ngurah Rai Airport area on Friday morning (22/4). The Head of Criminal Investigation Bureau, Iptu Kadek Supendodi, confirmed that a suspect, I Wayan S (a.k.a. Wayan Ompong) from Rendang, Karangasem, threatened a cabin crew member with the initials SF (age …

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