• Short Summary

    THE NEW TUBAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT OF NGURA RAI, ON THE ISLAND OF BALI, WAS OFFICIALLY OPENED ON FRIDAY (AUGUST 1ST) BY INDONESIA'S PRESIDENT SUHARTO.

  • Description

    THE NEW TUBAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT OF NGURA RAI, ON THE ISLAND OF BALI, WAS OFFICIALLY OPENED ON FRIDAY (AUGUST 1ST) BY INDONESIA'S PRESIDENT SUHARTO. WITH COLOURFUL NATIVE DANCERS TO WELCOME THEM, THE PRESIDENT AND HIS WIFE FLEW IN TO THE AIRPORT WHICH COST 30 MILLION U.S. DOLLARS (12 1/2 MILLION POUNDS STERLING) TO BUILD.

    BALI IS ALREADY AN IMPORTANT TOURIST RESORT -- BUT SO FAR ONLY ONE MAJOR INTERNATIONAL AIRLINE HAS BEEN ABLE TO USE THE OLD AIRPORT BECAUSE OF THE LENGTH OF THE RUNWAY. THE NEW RUNWAY, PROJECTING OUT INTO THE SEA, WILL BE ABLE TO SERVE SUCH LARGE JETS AS THE DOUGLAS DC-8S AND BOEING 707S -- AND ALREADY TWO OTHER MAJOR AIRLINES ARE PLANNING TO START SERVICES THIS MONTH.

    PRESIDENT AND MRS SUHARTO ARRIVED BY PRIVATE AIRCRAFT AND WERE WELCOMED BY A LARGE NUMBER OF BALINESE DANCERS WHO SPRINKLED THEIR WAY TO THE CEREMONIAL SITE WITH FLOWERS BEFORE TAKING PART IN THE INAUGURAL CEREMONY. THE AIRPORT IS NAMED AFTER THE NGURA RAI -- A BALINESE HERO.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEIPF0ZTNDXXFZCM4C4XTZ49VT
    Media URN:
    VLVAEIPF0ZTNDXXFZCM4C4XTZ49VT
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/08/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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