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First Direct Flight From Mainland China Lands In Bali

The first direct flight from mainland China to Bali since the lockdown began arrived on Sunday, the 22nd of January, 2023. Lion Air facilitated the charter flight carrying 210 passengers from Shenzhen to Denpasar. Passengers and crew were personally welcomed to the Islands of the Gods by Bali’s Governor, Wayan Koster, the Deputy Governor of …

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Freelance Taxi Driver Caught Stealing Tourist’s Luggage At Bali Airport

A freelance taxi driver was arrested in Bali on Sunday, 15th January, for stealing a tourist’s luggage. Putu Agus Sucipto, 40, was arrested by the Criminal Investigation Unit of the Regional Police of I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport after stealing the bags of Russian traveler Ekaterina Venglovskala, 40. The Russian tourist reported her luggage missing …

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Officials Say Giving Booster Vaccine To Bali Tourism Workers Is Not Connected To China Reopening Borders

Officials in Bali have confirmed to reporters that the latest round of Covid-19 booster vaccinations for tourism workers is not connected to China reopening its borders. Officials from the Bali Tourism Office have told the media that the drive to give tourism workers their booster vaccine comes from an existing government mandate. The news comes …

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Bali Travelers Left Furious After Airline Removes Baggage From Flight Without Explanation

Travelers heading to Bali to enjoy the Christmas and New Year holidays were left furious after Jetstar removed their luggage from their flight. In a strange set of circumstances, luggage on two flights heads to Denpasar, one from Perth and another from Melbourne, on the 28th December. The saga left hundreds of travelers without their …

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Tourism Minster Personally Welcomes First International Arrivals To Bali In 2023

The first international arrivals to Bali in 2023 were personally welcome to the Island of the Gods by Minister for Tourism and Creative Economies, Sandiaga Uno, and Bali’s Deputy Governor Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardhna Sukawati, also known as Cok Ace. The first tourists to step off the plane were a couple from Canada who arrived …

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Bali Airport Received Over 50,000 Passengers Per Day During Christmas Week

This year’s Christmas holidays have been the busiest on the island since 2018. Though the bad weather has affected the number of visits to Bali’s beaches, the holidays have been far from a washout. Bali has seen a steep rise in the number of tourism arrivals, both domestic and international, by air and by sea. …

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Travel Shock Strikes Again As Another Australia-Bali Flight U-Turns After Take Off

Australian travelers heading to Bali have been left in a state of shock following a surprise u-turn mid-flight. The Virgin Australia Darwin-Denpsar flight left Darwin International Airport shortly after 3 pm on Friday, 30 December. But in a shocking turn of events, the aircraft had to make a u-turn halfway between Darwin and Timor-Leste. Virgin …

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Travelers Landing In Bali Airport For The Holidays Experience Long Queues

The Christmas and New Year holidays are one of the busiest times of year for the vacation capital of Indonesia. Not only does the airport receive a massive influx of international arrivals, but there is also a surge in demand for travel from domestic tourists. Earlier in December, airport officials shared that data from flight …

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Bali Tourism Association Calls On Airlines To Launch Direct Flights To India

I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport, is currently the second busiest airport in Indonesia. Coming second only to Soekarno–Hatta International Airport in Jakarta, Bali Airport is nearly running at its pre-pandemic capacity. The airport is currently operating 21 domestic flight routes in partnership with 11 airlines and 24 international flight routes to 14 countries, served …

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Officials Confirm 10 Million Passengers Have Traveled Through Bali Airport In 2022

At the beginning of the year, if you had told Bali’s tourism sector that 10 million people would travel through the island’s only international airports, they would have found it hard to believe you. With borders still closed by the end of January 2022, the year ahead for the tourism industry looked rocky at best. …

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Bali Tightens Security As Indonesia’s Terrorism Alert Increased

Police in Bali, as well as border control officials and security forces are increasing surveillance operations as Indonesia’s terror alert has been heightened. Following the bombing of the Astanaanyar Police HQ in Bandung City, West Java, on Wednesday, 7th December, police in Bali are taking no chances when it comes to making the island safe. …

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Bali Airport To Invest In Improving Customer Experience

Bali Airport has something of a hit-or-miss reputation. If you’re passing through at just the right moment, you can race through the airport in the blink of an eye. Arrive at just the wrong moment, and you could be met with queues, cancellations, and, some would say, chaos. During a spot-check on the airport in …

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