Ngurah Rai International Airport
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The airport is named after I Gusti Ngurah Rai, an Indonesian National Hero an Indonesian republican who died on 20 November 1946 in a puputan (fight to the death) against the Dutch at Marga in Tabanan where the Dutch defeated them with the aid of aircraft, killing Rai and 95 others during the Indonesian Revolution in 1946.
The airport is located in Tuban on the Island of Bali between Kuta and Jimbaran and is close to the tourist locations of southern Bali; the resort center of Kuta is 2.5 km north of the airport. The capital of Bali Denpasar is located nearby.
The International Terminal is located in the newer L shaped terminal whilst the Domestic Terminal is located in the older adjacent building a short distance to the south east of the international terminal. The airport has 17 gates: 3 in the Domestic terminal, and 14 in the International terminal. The two terminals are separated by the Festival Plaza.
The International terminal has a Balinese architectural theme and has separate departure and arrival halls. It's capacity is up to 4,938,840 passengers a year. The departures area has 62 check-in counters that are equipped with electronic scales and luggage conveyors. Eight of the international gates have aerobridges and automated aircraft parking systems. The international departure lounge areas have a total capacity of 3,175 passengers.
The Domestic Terminal has 28 check in counters with electronic scales and a luggage conveyor system provided. The boarding hall has a capacity of up to 2,118 people. The Luggage claim area has 2 L type baggage carousel units.
The airport operates a fleet of buses to ferry passengers to and from aircraft as the domestic terminal has and insufficient number of gates to accommodate aircraft. Domestic travellers are often ferried to aircraft parked on the apron in between the domestic terminal and the cargo terminal to the east of the International and domestic terminals using these buses.
The terminal also has prayer rooms, showers and massage service. Various lounge areas are provided, some including children's play areas and movie lounges, broadcasting movies, news, variety & entertainment and sport channels.
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