Starting From Tuban
Ngurah rai International Airport was built in 1930 by the ministry of Verkeer en Voor Waterstaats (like the Department of Public Works) Along the runway of 700m from the grass airstrip in the middle of the field and the cementery in the village of tuban. Because of its location in the village of Tuban, the community around this airstrip named as Tuban Airport.
Year 1942 Airstrip South Bali Was bombed by the japanese Army, which was then controled for the land a fighter plane and their transport plane. Airstrip repaired dameged by bombing by japanese troops using Pear Still Plate(steel plate system).
The next five years 1942 - 1947, airstrip is changing. The length of the runway to 1200 meters from the original 700 meters. Terminal building built in 1949 and a simple flight control tower made of wood. Aviation communication using morse code tranceiver.
International Airport Tuban
To increase tourism in bali, the indonesia government to rebuild the international terminal building and runway extension of the original western towards 1200 meters to 2700 meters with 2 x 100 meters overrun. The project Which lasted from 1963 - 1969 was named Project Tuban Airport as well as preparation of internationalization of Tuban Airport.
Reclamation process as far as 1500 meters is done by taking material from the limestone rocks Ungasan and sand from the river Antosari – Tabanan.
With the completion of the temporary terminal and runway at the Airport project Tuban, the government inaugurated international air service in tuban Airport, dated August 10, 1966.
Ngurah Rai International Airport
Tuban Airport Development Settlement marked by the inauguration by President Soeharto on August 1, 1968, which also becomes the moment of change in the name of Tuban Airport to Bali International Airport Ngurah Rai.
To anticipate the surge of passengers and cargo, then in 1975 until 1978 the indonesia government rebuild the aviqtion facilities, among others, by building a new international terminal. The next time the terminal building converted into domestic terminal, while the old domestic terminal building is used as cargo, catering services business and mixed-use building.
Airport Facilities Development and Flight Safety (FBUKP) Phase I
FBUKP Project Phase I (1990 – 1992) Include the expansion of terminals equipped with aviobridge, extension of the runway to 3,000 meters, the relocated taxiway, apron expansion, renovation and expansion of the terminals building, expansion of the parking lot of vehicles, cargo building development, building operations and development facilities air navigation facilities and supply of aircraft fuel.
Airport Facilities Development and Flight Safety (FBUKP) phase II
FBUKP project phase II (1998-2000), airport development undertaken by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, among others, by exploiting an area of 12 hectares of mangroves for use as an aviation safety facilities.
Airport Facilities Development and Flight Safety (FBUKP) Phase III
FBUKP Project Plan Development Phase III includes the Terminal Building, Parking Building, and Apron. Area of curent domestic terminal will be developed only up to the total area reaches 12 000 m which will be used as the international terminal. the existing international terminal will be converted into the domestic terminal. Unders these conditions, Ngurah Rai International Airport Will be able to accommodate up to 25 million passengers .