DPS departures today
Jalan Raya Gusti Ngurah Rai Tuban, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung
IATA airport code: DPS
ICAO airport code: WADD
About Ngurah Rai departures
The airport on the Indonesian island has two terminals, for international and domestic Bali airport departures. These terminals are next to each other, connected by a corridor with shops and eateries. Both terminals have recently been renovated to cope with the increasing DPS departures. Denpasar is the capital of Bali, but the airport is much closer to the popular tourist beach Kota Beach.
The airport is named after I Gusti Ngurah Rai, a commander of the Indonesian independence fighters in Bali. He was killed by the Dutch army in 1946 during the Indonesian War of Independence. The first Denpasar departures started in 1931 at Tuban airfield which was used by the Dutch. During the second world war there were extensions to both the terminal and the runway. Only in 1968 a new airport was built which is called Ngurah Rai International Airport. The final runway as it is today was extended to 3,000 meters in 1992 to realize Bali flight departures for larger aircraft and international traffic. In 2000, there were still 4.4 million passengers in that year. A decade later that has doubled and in 2019 it was even 25 million. Due to the pandemic, there will be far fewer Denpasar flight departures in 2020.
In 2019 there were even more than 24 million Bali Denpasar airport departures and arrivals (passengers). The plan is to reach the 38 million passengers to be carried by 2026. Most Bali departures are with the airlines Citilink, Batik Air, Garuda Indonesia, AirAsia, Lion Air, NAM Air, Sriwijaya Air and Wings Air. Many Australians fly to Bali too. There are routes to most big cities like Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Darwin, Adelaide, Perth and Cairns. Most of the times the arrivals are with the airlines Jetstar, Malindo Air, Qantas and Virgin Australia.
In the Bali Denpasar departures hall there are 62 check-in desks to start the journey. There are 11 gates connected to this international hall. The domestic terminal has 8 gates available.