Former US president Barack Obama is scheduled to arrive on Bali this afternoon to start a five-day vacation with his family on the resort island. Obama’s aircraft will be arriving at the Bali airport at 5:55 p.m. from Guam.
Ngurah Rai Military Air Base commander Col. I Wayan Superman said standard VVIP security measures would be enforced during the landing of Obama’s aircraft at the airport.
“There will be no airport closure [for other flights]. However, we will give priority to his plane,” Superman said.
Superman said that he had coordinated with the advance US team, which indicated that Obama had refused the offer of any special treatment during his visit.
Superman said the Indonesian authorities would ensure Obama’s arrival would have minimal impact on other flights at the airport.
Obama will come with his wife Michelle Obama, their daughters Malia and Sasha, and other Obama family members. He will also bring several special security staff members with him.
From the airport, Obama will go straight to the Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan, Ubud where he will be staying. The five-star hotel offers a green view over rice fields inside the hotel complex. The hotel restaurant also offers a view over the Ayung River.