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Brazilian Teenager Arrested In Possession Of Narcotics Awaits Fate In Bali Police Custody

Bali Airport authorities have arrested a 19-year-old woman found in possession of 3.6kg of cocaine in her luggage. The teenager, known by her initials MF, arrived at Bali Airport at around 3 am on 1st January 2023 on a Qatar Airways flight. Officials in Bali believe that a drug trafficking syndicate had tricked the teenager. …

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Charter Flight From Mainland China To Bali Officially Confirmed

The Ministry for Tourism and Creative Economies have confirmed the first charter flight from mainland China to Bali. Though it remains the case that there are no direct commercial flights from mainland China to I Gusti Ngurah Rai International, the request for a charter flight has given a boost of hope to tourism leaders on …

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New Bali-Australia Flight Service Launched To Meet Rising Demand For Travel

Batik Air has launched their direct Melbourne to Denpasar, and Sydney to Denpasar flight routes. The new connections makes it even easier for travelers to reach the Island of the Gods. The news comes just as demand for travel to Bali continues to soar after the Christmas and New Year holidays.  The first Batik Air …

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Bali Airport Not Yet Received Request For Direct Flights From Mainland China

China will reopen its borders for international travel on the 8th of January. The news has prompted a global dialogue about whether pre-travel Covid-19 testing should be re-introduced in light of rising caseloads in China. Bali is preparing to welcome back Chinese tourists with open arms after nearly three years of border closures. The General …

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Immigration Director Left Furious After Surprise Spot Check Of Bali Airport

The Acting Director General of Immigration for Indonesia, Widodo Ekatjahjana, conducted a surprise spot check at immigration counters at I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport on Thursday the 6th of October. After finding multiple visa-on-arrival counters unstaffed, Ekatjahjana made his frustration known to the staff.  The surprise inspection was carried out at around 10.30 pm. …

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Bali Leaders Urge Government To Increase International Flights

Leaders in Bali are calling on the central government to stay true to their word about increasing international flights to the island. They are calling on Ministers to take action on their commitments to reduce airfares and increase aircraft capacity. The Secretary for Bali province, Dewa Made Indra, told reapers on Wednesday 28th September that …

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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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Almost 2000% Increase In Arrivals To Bali During Peak Holiday Season

A staggering increase in international arrivals to Bali in 2022 compared to 2020, and 2021 is hardly surprising. With the travel industry decimated by the impact of international lockdowns and border closures, the number of visitors to the Island of the Gods dropped to near zero. However, the latest figures are a reason to celebrate. …

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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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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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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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JetStar Cancels Perth To Bali Flight For Third Day In A Row Causing Travel Chaos

Australia’s budget airline JetStar has canceled their Perth to Bali flights for the third day in a row. The airline currently operates the Perth to Bali route four times daily but has canceled a series of flights at the very last minute. This comes as travel chaos is unfolding at airports across Australia as the …

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