Ngurah Rai International Airport, also known as Denpasar International Airport, is the main airport in Bali. Ngurah Rai is the 3rd busiest airport in Indonesia. In 2013 it handled more than 15 million passengers. The airport is named after I Gusti Ngurah Rai, a Balinese hero who died in 1946.
The Pelabuhan Udara Tuban, or Tuban airfield, was established in 1931 at the narrowest point on the southern coast of Bali. The airport was originally built as a simple 700 m long airstrip.