I Gusti Ngurah Rai
The Best Improved Airport in Asia Pacific The 1st Place in Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Award 2015, winners for Best Improved Airport in Asia-Pacific by Airport Council International (ACI) NEWS
Ngurah Rai International Airport is an international airport located in the southern part of Bali, Indonesia, precisely in the area of Tuban, Kuta. The airport of which name is taken from an Indonesian national hero from Bali, I Gusti Ngurah Rai has a long history. Built in 1930 by Department Voor Verkeer en Waterstaat (like Public Work Department), this runways was an airstrip of 700 meters long on grass in the middle of the field and the cemetery in Tuban Village. Because it is located in the village of Tuban, the surrounding communities named this airtrips as Tuban Air Port.
To increase tourism of Bali, the Indonesian Government in 1963-1969 conducted development project as well as preparation for the internationalization of Tuban Airport. Tuban Airport Development completion was marked by the inauguration by President Soeharto on August 1, 1969 which also became a moment of change of name from Tuban Airport into Ngurah Rai International Airport (Ngurah Rai International Airport of Bali).
In 2013 Ngurah Rai International Airport was revitalized from the capacity of 1.5 million people per years to 15 million people a year, given that the flow of passengers coming to Bali through the airport reached 9.5 million people per years
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