On Friday, 19th April 2019, flight operations at Bali’s Ngurah Rai Airport were temporarily disrupted due to a small fire in the domestic departure and arrival area. The incident happened at around 4:45 pm local time, and was localized to the ATM area. This caused a short-term power outage in the domestic terminal.
Fortunately, the airport’s firefighting team was able to extinguish the fire within 15 minutes. There were no injuries or casualties reported and the airport remains safe for travel and transit. Flights have already returned to normal scheduling and a full renovation of the damaged area is currently underway. The electrical fault has been resolved and the terminal is operating as normal.
Arie Ahsanurrohim, a spokesman for the Airport, has confirmed that an inspection of the entire area has been carried out to ensure that the fire was out, to assess the damage, and to ensure the power grid in the domestic terminal is operating safely.
He also confirmed that a total of 19 flights were affected by delays linked to the fire: Lion (4), Garuda (5), Nam Air (2), Batik Air (2), Wings Air (1), AirAsia (1), Citilink (3), and Sriwijaya (1). Another five flights were moved from the domestic to the international terminal during the power outage: Garuda, AirAsia, Sriwijaya Air, Citilink, and Nam Air.
Panorama Destination will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as soon as new information becomes available.