Ngurah Rai airport history


Starting from Tuban
Ngurah Rai Airport was built in 1930 by the Department Voor en Waterstaats Verkeer (sort of the Department of Public Works). A runway airstrip along 700m of grass in the middle of the field and graveyard in the village of Tuban. Due to its location in the village of Tuban, the community around the airstrip named as Airports Tuban.

Airports Tuban
Airstip 1942 South Bali was bombed by the Japanese Army, which then ruled for a place to land fighter and transport aircraft them. Damaged by bombing airstrips repaired by Japanese troops using Pear Still Plate.
Next five years 1942-1947, the airstrip is changing. Runway length to 1,200 meters from its original 700 feet. Built in 1949 the terminal building and control tower flight simple wooden. S communications using Morse code transceiver.

International Air port Tuban
To enhance tourism in Bali, the Indonesian government re-establish international terminal building and runway extension towards the west which was originally 1200 meters to 2700 meters with 2 x 100 meter overrun. Project which lasted from 1963-1969 year project named Airport Tuban and internationalization as well as the preparation Airports Tuban.
Reclamation process as far as 1500 meters is done by taking material derived from limestone and stone Ungasan and sand from the river Antosari - Tabanan.
As the completion of the temporary terminal and runway in Tuban Airport Project, the government launched an international flight services in Tuban Airports, dated August 10, 1966.

Ngurah Rai International Air port
Air Port Development Completion Tuban marked by the inauguration of President Soeharto on August 1, 1969, which also became a moment of change in the name of Airports Tuban be Ngurah RAI International Air Port (Bali's Ngurah Rai International Airport.

To anticipate the increasing number of passengers and cargo, then in 1975 and again in 1978 the Government of Indonesia to build flight facilities, such as by building a new international terminal. The old terminal building later converted into a domestic terminal, while the old domestic terminal is used as a cargo building, catering businesses and mixed-use buildings.

Development of airport facilities and Flight Safety (FBUKP) Phase I
FBUKP Project Phase I (1990 - 1992) includes the expansion of Terminal is equipped with Aviobridge, the extension of the runway to 3,000 feet, relocating taxiways, apron expansion, renovation and expansion of the terminal building, expansion of the parking lot of vehicles, the development of the cargo building, building operations and facility development air navigation facilities and supply of aircraft fuel.

Development of airport facilities 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 utilizing an area of ​​12 ha of mangroves for use as aviation safety facilities.

Development of airport facilities and Flight Safety (FBUKP) Phase III
Project plans include development FBUKP phase III Terminal Building, Parking Building, and Apron. Broad current domestic terminal will only be developed to the extent of reaching a total of 12,000 m which will be used as the international terminal. The existing international terminal will be converted into a domestic terminal. Under these conditions, Ngurah Rai Airport will be able to accommodate up to 25 million passengers.

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