Ngurah Rai Airport also known as Denpasar International Airport is located in Southern Bali about 13 km south of Denpsar City and just takes 10 minutes from the center of Kuta that we know Kuta is the center of tourism activities of Bali paradise island. The airport exactly situated in Tuban.
little bit about the History of Denpasar International Airport that the name after now this airport was named ‘The Pelabuhan Udara Tuban or Tuba airfield that was established in 1931 and was originally built as a simple 700 m long airstrip by the Dutch Colonial administration. The airport named ‘I Gusti Ngurah Rai’. He is one of Indonesian Republican who died 20 November 1946 in a war against the Dutch. and from year to years to meet the ever increasing number of passengers the terminal buildings were extended with construction of an International facilities to the existing domestic passenger terminal.
The new Ngurah Rai Internatiomal Airport was inaugurated on 1 August 1968 by Indonesian President Soeharto as a Pelabuhan Udara International Airport. The name came from I Gusti Ngurah Rai who was a significant national republican figure during the struggle for independence in Indonesia. Ngurah Rai Airport is the third most crowded airport in Indonesia after Soekarno-Hatta International Airport and Juanda International Airport and this airport also as the World’s smallest International Airport with 285 hectares are only. with this area the International Ngurah Rai airport develop the facilities by doing some renovation until now and on June 2014 will be opened new domestic terminal that can accommodate 25 million passengers a year until 2025.