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Bali’s Deputy Governor Shares Concerns Over Rising Cost Of Airfares

The Deputy Governor of Bali, Tjok Oka Artha Ardhana Sukwati, also known as Cok Ace, has expressed concern over the rising price of flight tickets to Bali. This is not the first time the Deputy Governor has highlighted the issue. Last month, he called on the central government to subsidize international flight tickets so that …

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Bali Explores Benefits Of Electric Train Service From Airport To Seminyak

The Head of the Bali Provincial Transportation Service, IGW Samsi Gunarta, has announced that a final decision will be revealed about an electric train network in 2023. Gunarta held a series of press appointments this week, sharing details of the proposed creation of an electric train service from Bali Airport to Seminyak. He explained that …

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Jetstar Plane Headed For Bali Delayed After Passenger Lights Up

Travelers ready and waiting to fly from Melbourne to Bali had an unexpected delay on Tuesday afternoon when a fellow passenger lit a cigarette on board the plane.  Holidaymakers flying to the Island of the Gods already had a frustrating pre-departure experience as Jetstar flight JQ1035 on Tuesday has already been delayed from its 3pm …

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Travel Chaos In Bali As Australia’s JetStar Cancels More Flights

Australian budget airline JetStar cites engineering issues, short staffing, and aircraft shortages as reasons for flight cancellation and delays. The ongoing problems are causing havoc for travelers in Bali who are desperate to get home.  The delays and cancellations leave travelers with no option but to fly alternative and often more lengthy routes back to …

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Bali Assembles Task Force As First Case Of Monkeypox Detected In Indonesia

Health officials in Bali have assembled a Task Force to prevent the spread of monkeypox to the Island of the Gods. The first known case of monkeypox was identified in a 27-year-old man in Jakarta over the weekend. It is believed the man contracted the virus after traveling aboard. In light of the development and …

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Investigation Launched By Bali Police As Tourist Dies Within Days Of Arrest

Bali Police has launched an investigation into the death of a Peruvian woman just days after her arrest. The woman, known only by her initials VVRDP, died in Sanglah Hospital on the evening of Thursday 11th August. Due to the nature of the incident, Bali Police only publicly announced the case once the post-mortem results …

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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’s Deputy Governor Calls On Government To Subsidize International Flight Tickets For All

Bali’s Deputy Governor Oka Artha Ardhana Sukawati, known locally as Cok Ace, has told reporters that he feels the central government should subsidize flight tickets for international travelers. His comments come as he was informed that flight tickets from Australia to tourism hotspots in Thailand are cheaper than tickets from Australia to Bali. He said …

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American Teacher Arrested At Bali Airport For Illegal Vape Stashed In Camera Bag

Bali Police have arrested an American school teacher at I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport. The 37-year-old, with initials JJB, was arrested for carrying marijuana vape e-liquid into Indonesia hidden in his camera case.  During a press conference the Airport Police Chief AKBP Ida Ayu Wikarniti accompanied by the Head of Customs at Ngurah Rai, …

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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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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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Australian Government Rejects Proposal To Ban Flights To Bali Due To Foot And Mouth Outbreak

Pressure to ban Bali-Australia flights had been mounting in recent weeks due to the discovery of Foot and Mouth Disease in cattle on the island. An official proposal to ban flights had been submitted to the Australian government, but the decision has been made to keep flight routes open and increase bio-security measures.  This is …

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