Just wondering if anyone has noticed if the internal areas of the Bali airport have been completed and the process of getting in and out has improved ?
Last there in Nov 2013 - Ex Perth arrival 9PM - No Air Bridge and bused to Arrivals.
Landing to outside taxi was about 45 mins - not too bad
For a Midnight Departure arrived at 9PM ....... thankfully.
After negotiating the long queue to initially get into the airport ( only 2 baggage scanners) most of the Departure Hall was portioned off. Lighting was poor in checkin / immigration but at least aircond was just OK. From Taxi drop off to departure lounge 2Hrs 35 Mins !!
It appeared access to all the gates was through a winding corridor with partitions either side - very few shops - no seating near departure gate ( they were cordoned off till just prior to departure).
Then we had to line up and have our cases checked for a third time by security who arrived with a portable table !!
I have seen pictures of Bali Airport showing many shops - Escalators - Seating - Did I mis something ?
I realise the Security / Immigration staff have a serious job but a smile and a
Thank You / Terima Kasih wouldn't go astray.