Bali Ngurah Rai Private Jet Charter

The port, also known as Denpasar International Airport, full name I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport, is the main aerodrome of the island of Bali, located 13 km south of Denpasar. Ngurah Rai is the second busiest airport in Indonesia after Soekarno-Hatta International Airport. The airport is named after I Gusti Ngurah Rai, a Balinese hero who died in a puputan (fight to the death) against the Dutch on November 20, 1946 at Marga in Tabanan.

Although Ngurah Rai is the world’s smallest hectare airport, it has category IX and can serve wide-body aircraft such as Boeing 747-8, Airbus A380. The aerodrome is located in Tuban, between Kuta and Jimbaran, and is close to the tourist attractions of Denpasar, the capital city of Bali. For this reason, the port is frequently used by private jets.

Bali private jet charter prices

Although Bali air charter fees depend on variables such as the number of passengers, departure airport, flight time, aircraft position, flight date, the prices for private jet charter from Istanbul → Bali are as follows.

Heavy Jet135.750 EUR
Long Range Jet178.200 EUR
VIP Airliner282.000 EUR
Heavy Jet (10-16 seats), Long Range Jet (13-16 seats), VIP Airliner (17-60 seats)

These prices are average amounts and you can contact us on our flight reservation screen or by phone for the most accurate price information.

The history and unknowns of Ngurah Rai Airport

Pelabuhan Udara Tuban or Tuban aerodrome was established in 1931 at the narrowest point on Bali’s south coast. The airport was originally built by the Dutch Colonial Administration’s Voor Verkeer’s Waterstaats public works office as a simple 700m long airstrip. When the site was first established there were only a few huts and a short grass track.

The port, which was attacked by the Japanese air force during World War II, was occupied by the Japanese armed forces on February 19, 1942. The Japanese air force made many improvements during the period they held the port. In the five years from 1942 to 1947, the length of the runway was extended from 700 m to 1.200 m, hangars were renewed, and modernization works were carried out in the surrounding buildings.

The port’s biggest breakthrough, with a terminal building and other aviation facilities built in 1949, was led by President Sukarno in 1959. During this period, 13 million dollars were spent to improve the runways and buildings. Work was carried out from 1963 to 1969 to further lengthen the runway and expand the port. In order to meet the increasing number of passengers, the terminal buildings were expanded with the construction of the international terminal building from 1965 to 1969. The new Ngurah Rai International Airport was inaugurated as Ngurah Rai International Airport on August 1, 1968 by Suharto, the Indonesian President of the period.

By 1975, the expected increase in passenger volume was already overloading the old terminal, and work began on a new international passenger terminal, completed in 1978. On October 1, 1980, the management of Ngurah Rai International Airport was transferred to Perum Angkasa Pura from the Air Transport Directorate by Government Decree Numbered 26 and dated 1980.

Although various plans were made to address the expansion problems at Ngurah Rai International airport, the port could not be expanded further after the 80s due to its location. The new international terminal could only be opened in 2013.

Bali island travel guide

Indonesia’s world-famous Bali island, also known as the Island of Gods, is perhaps the most well-known point of the Asian continent in terms of tourism. With its history dating back to 2000 B.C., Bali is a city that draws attention especially with its historical monuments.

Tanah Lot Temple, the most famous of the temples on the island, Uluwatu Temple, which is also a frequent destination for many tourists, Pura Ulun Danu Bratan Temple, which is located in Bratan Lake, Tirta Empul Temple, which is the most important place for the local people, and finally Goa Gajah Temple, located in the west of Bedulu district, are the most important among dozens of temples in the city.

Apart from the temples, the most lively spot and meeting center of the city, Ubud Market, known as the royal family’s home in Bali, Ubud Palace, one of the most beautiful rice fields that are the livelihood of the people, Jatiluwih Rice Terraces, located in the center of Ubud, Sacred Monkey Forest Sancuary, one of the most favorite walking paths of tourists with its scenery, Campuhan Ridge Walk, the place where purest form of Balinese life can be observed, Penglipuran Village and Bamboo Forest, and one of the most beautiful beaches on Bali Island, Karma Kandara, are among the other places to visit.

Transportation from Ngurah Rai Airport to central areas

Ngurah Rai Airport is one of the ports with good transportation opportunities from the port to the city center. Taxis outside the airport are the most convenient way to go to many places. Taxis are priced according to the destination and there are no taximeters in the vehicles.

There are offices of different car rental companies in the airport, where it is possible to rent a car with or without a driver. There is no public transportation available in the port, but the hotel services fill this gap. However, in order to use these services, it is necessary to make a reservation before the flight.

Passengers who want to reach Ubud with their private vehicles, can arrive in Ubud in about 1 hour by following the Jl. Bypass Ngurah Rai main road.