Virgin Blue is to increase its services to Bali from
Monday 1 June, introducing two brand new routes, one direct from Sydney
and the other from Melbourne to the Balinese island gateway of Denpasar.
Pacific Blue will also ramp up its direct
flights from Adelaide to Bali from twice weekly to three times a
week. The airline launched its
inaugural flights to Bali just three months ago from Brisbane,
Adelaide and Perth.
Virgin Blue Group Chief Executive, Brett
Godfrey, said, “Bali has traditionally been a popular destination
for Australian’s and we have seen strong connecting traffic from
Melbourne and Sydney so the next obvious step was to put on direct
Pacific Blue is offering a special fare of $299 for direct
flights from Melbourne and Sydney on sale from until Midnight
Sunday 29th March 2009 (or until sold out) for travel 1 June 2009
to 25 June 2009, and 25 July to 31 August 2009.
Pacific Blue services have already
proved to be a stimulus for travel to Bali with statistics showing
Australian travellers recorded the highest visitor numbers for the
month of January, edging out Japan and Korea as the country
bringing the most number of people to Bali. In January, Australia
recorded 27,873 visitors arriving in Bali, ahead of 25,324 for
visitors from Japan.
Brett Godfrey added, “Indonesia was
Pacific Blue’s first foray in to the Asian region and its close
proximity to Australia is a big drawcard for people keen to take a
“mini-break” without breaking the bank. Holiday package prices are
at the lowest they have been for two decades so it is providing
ideal opportunities for some great deals, not just in the air but
also on arrival in Bali.”
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