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Indonesia AirAsia X to Launch Melbourne - Bali Flights on 18 March 2015

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Thursday, 5 March 2015

Indonesia AirAsia X has been granted approval to fly direct between Melbourne and Bali (Denpasar) by Australias Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA).

The airline will commence services on 18 March 2015 with two flights per week between Melbourne and the popular Indonesian island getaway, increasing to five flights per week starting from 1 May 2015.

Were absolutely delighted to have the approvals weve been seeking to commence this long awaited service, said AirAsia Group CEO, Tony Fernandes. We have been working very closely with CASA and are very pleased to have their full approval to operate as we have met all their requirements throughout this process. We adhere to standard aviation practice in selling the flights but unfortunately we were caught up by bad timing during Christmas, in which we were not able to rectify the matter in time. We deeply apologise for the inconvenience caused to all our guests and now look forward to welcoming them on board. Once the final documentation is complete we will soon have a special AirAsia sale with some great fares for our guests.

From 1 May 2015, the direct flights will depart Melbourne Airport to Balis Ngurah Rai International Airport on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday with a total flight time of 6 hours and 10 minutes.

The Melbourne Bali flights will be operated with an Airbus A330-300 aircraft with a seating capacity of 377 seats. The configuration will be as per AirAsia Xs configuration of 365 economy seats and 12 business class flat bed seats [see video below].

Datuk Kamarudin Meranun, Group CEO of AirAsia X, said, AirAsia plans to grow the existing hub network from Bali to 16 direct onward destinations in Asia and this will be further developed over time. Since 2007, AirAsia Group has carried over 7.5 million guests both ways between Asia and Australian destinations including Gold Coast, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney, Adelaide and Darwin. With the commencement of our direct flights from Melbourne to Bali, we look forward to offering Victorians a chance to enjoy their Bali getaway with an opportunity to further explore various destinations within our comprehensive network.

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