Batik Air has announced they will offer a new service connecting Bali, Indonesia and Perth, Australia. Scheduled to begin operations from June 21st , the new service will fly twice daily on the new route. The airline recently received approval to fly to Europe and also passed the stringent IATA Operational Safety Audit on November 17.
The news relating to the Perth-Bali flights was confirmed in a statement from Andy Saladin, who is the Public Relations Manager for the airline’s parent company, Lion Air Group:
“Full service Batik Air will open a new Denpasar to Perth flight twice-daily starting June 21,” Mr Saladin said. The flights will depart from Perth at 8.30am and 6.20pm and then arrive back at 4.30pm and 12.20am respectively. Both flights are to be operated by 737-900ERs with 172 seats.
The airline is offering introductory promotional offers on tickets, with economy fares listed at just $402 (Australian) return, with Business Class starting at A$640.
Batik Air is a subsidiary of Lion Air. The airline will join its competitors Garuda Indonesia, Indonesia AirAsia and Jetstar in serving the Bali-Perth route. Batik already flies Boeing 737s and Airbus A320s to 31 domestic destinations as well as Singapore.