Formerly Denpasar International Airport, Ngurah Rai Airport is between Kuta and Jimbaran, 13km (9 miles) south of Denpasar, the capital and largest city in exotic Bali, Indonesia. It was renamed after Indonesian national hero I Gusta Ngurah Rai, who was killed in the Indonesian Revolution against Dutch rule in 1946.
Bali is a popular holiday spot and it is possible to get a flight there via most major airports. Flights to Ngurah Rai Airport arrive from hubs across the Pacific region and Australia such as Hong Kong, Bangkok, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Singapore, Jakarta, Taipei, Tokyo, Phuket and Seoul, as well as airports further afield like Amsterdam and Moscow.
Although the terminals have a combined capacity of eight million passengers per year, the airport saw more than 11 million passengers in 2010. It is the third-busiest airport in Indonesia and is often over-crowded and chaotic. Extensive expansion is scheduled to be completed by 2013, so be prepared to deal with some delays and inconvenience over the next couple of years. If arriving at peak times, especially in tourist season, be sure to bring a healthy dose of patience.