Ngurah Rai International Airport

Ngurah Rai International Airport (IATA: DPS, ICAO: WADD), also known as Denpasar International Airport, is located in southern Bali, 13 km south of Denpasar. Ngurah Rai is Indonesia's second-busiest international airport, after Jakarta's Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, but currently (pending the construction of new terminal facilities) is the second most crowded airport in the country after Soekarno-Hatta International Airport.

The airport is named after I Gusti Ngurah Rai, an Indonesian National Hero an Indonesian republican who died on 20 November 1946 in a puputan (fight to the death) against the Dutch at Marga in Tabanan where the Dutch defeated them with the aid of aircraft, killing Rai and 95 others during the Indonesian Revolution in 1946.

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