Bali Air was founded in 1973 under the name Nusantara Air Service as a subsidiary of the airline Bouraq Indonesia Airlines. The flight was operating in the same year with two Britten-Norman BN-2 Islander and two Fokker F-27 taken from Jakarta to Surabaya, Bandung and Semarang. On 21
May 1974 the company changed its corporate name officially to Bali International Air Service and its aircraft have continued since then under the name Air Bali one line at a regional route network as well as charter flights.
End of the 1970s was home to Balikpapan airport in the society. At the same time the company replaced its Fokker F-27 by more Britten-Norman Islander Britten-Norman acquired and used Trislander.
The company expanded its fleet in the early 1980s, continues with machines of the type of Nurtario 212-100. In 1985 Banjarmasin airport to the new home of the Bali Air was the beginning of 2001 the company received its first jet aircraft, a Fokker F-28.
That same year, the Britten-Norman Islander and Trislander by larger type aircraft Hawker Siddeley (BAe) replaces HS 748, which were taken from the holdings of the parent company. In addition, advanced two leased Boeing 737-200 fleet.
End of 2002, split from the Bouraq Air Bali Indonesia Airlines and moved its headquarters to the airport in Jakarta. In parallel, the planes were equipped with a new livery and introduced a new corporate logo.
Bali Air presented its activities in February 2006 because of financial problems. In 2007, talks with investors from Malaysia and the Middle East were performed on an investment in the company. A resumption of flight operations has until now (2011) not occurred.