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Minister Says North Bali Airport Still Needed Despite Being Deprioritized By Government

An Indonesian Minister has confirmed to the media that plans for North Bali Airport are still in the pipeline despite the project being knocked off the government’s propriety list in late July 2022. Deputy Minister for Regional Development and Spatial Planning, Wahyu Utomo, has told reports that the project is still very much needed.  In …

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Indonesian President Calls For Action Over Increasing Bali Flight Prices

Indonesian President Joko Widodo, often called Jokowi, has called for urgent action to be taken over the rapid increase in flight costs. The President has expressed his concerns that rising airfare prices will contribute to inflation and have a negative impact on the Indonesian economy. He does not want to see tourism levels drop due …

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Bali Airport Makes Improvements For Tourist Comfort On Arrival

Officials in Bali have been quick to make improvements to tourist experiences after a series of inflammatory and baseless comments have been circulating online. Despite the lack of truth behind the comments, Bali officials have been proactive to ensure that the island’s image as a safe and comfortable destination for tourism remains intact.  The first …

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Bali Airport Implements Screening Measures For Monkeypox

Bali Airport has implemented screening measures to help halt the transmission of Monkey Pox. The virus has not been detected in Bali, but as cases slowly increase worldwide, authorities are keen to be proactive in halting any potential spread.  The Head of the Bali Provincial Health Office, Dr. I Nyoman Gede Anom, confirmed to local …

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Tourist That Claimed 5 Hour Line Up At Airport Asked To leave Bali

On Friday 29th June a travel blogger called Sebastian Powell published an article titled ‘Bali Airport Has Become A Nightmare With Up To Five Hours Immigration Lineups’. In the article, Powell shared images of the busy arrival and immigration hall at Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport. He made bold statements and shared stories from other …

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Australian Columnist Slams Maskless ‘Brats’ Returning From Bali For Not Taking Biosecurity Seriously

Australian columnist for The Sydney Morning Herald has published a scathing report about his recent return trip from Bali. Jimmy Thomson, an author, and journalist did not shy away from making his feelings known about his fellow traveler’s apparent disregard for biosecurity measures at airports.  In recent weeks Australia has launched a biosecurity campaign to …

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Bali’s Airport Passenger Tax Remains The Same Despite Nationwide Increase

The management of Bali’s Ngurah Rai Airport has announced that they will not increase the Aircraft Passenger Service rates (PJP2U), also known as airport tax. The announcement comes as 19 airports across Indonesia will be increasing their taxes in the coming weeks.  The General Manager of PT Angkasa Pura, I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport, …

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Bali Opens Vaccination Clinic In Airport Terminal

As of the 17th of July, Indonesian citizens will need to show proof of a booster vaccination to travel by air either internationally or domestically. In light of this, there are booster vaccination clinics opening up across the island in strategic locations. This week authorities opened a booster vaccination clinic at the domestic terminal at …

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Bali Airport Welcomes Back 2 More Airlines And Celebrates 48 International Flight Routes

As the peak tourism season is well underway in Bali, I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport celebrates the return of two more major international airlines and hits the milestone of serving 48 international flight schedules. The increased availability of flights will be well received by the Indonesian authorities who were becoming concerned that demand for …

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Bali Welcomes Over 1 Million Travelers In May

Bali’s Ngurah Rai Airport has released its flight data for May 2022. The airport experiences a 64% increase in passengers, welcoming over one million travelers through the terminal during the month. Ngurah Rai airport is the main port of entry for both domestic and international travelers. The official figures shared by the airport’s management team …

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Journalist Arrested For Stealing Smartphones At Bali Airport

An online journalist named Mubinoto Amy has been arrested on suspicion of stealing two smartphones from the bathroom of the domestic arrivals terminal at Bali Airport. Amy, aged 40, was arrested on Saturday 4th June, following an incident that was reported to Ngurah Rai’s Airport Police late at night on Wednesday 1st June.  On the …

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Airplane Veers Off Runway At Bali Airport

A Wings Air flight veered off the runway at Bali’s Ngurah Rai Airport and into a sewer. The aircraft, traveling from Bali’s neighboring island Lombok to Denpasar landed at Ngurah Rai Airport on Tuesday 31st June at 2.45 pm.  There were no injuries and all passengers and crew were evacuated safely. They were all shaken …

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