Indonesia AirAsia X has launched sales for its second route into Australia to Sydney from Bali (Denpasar) with the first flight from Sydney taking off on October 17, 2015.
Indonesia AirAsia X will commence services with five weekly flights between Sydney and the popular Indonesian island getaway.
Flights will depart Sydney to Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The flights have been granted approval by Australian and Indonesian authorities.
Indonesia AirAsia X CEO Dendy Kurniawan was in Sydney late last week to launch the route along with representatives from Sydney Airport.
“We’re really pleased to launch this service and connect with Australia’s largest city,” Kurniawan said.
“Bali has long been a favoured holiday destination for Australians and it continues to grow in popularity.
“Our Melbourne to Bali route has been well received and seen strong load factors so we’re delighted to expand connectivity with the east coast of Australia.
“The special introductory sale fare from Sydney of $119 is a great offer for Sydneysiders to enjoy a tropical Bali escape on our direct flights.”
An Airbus A330-300 aircraft will operate the route with a seating capacity of 377. The configuration will be AirAsia X’s standard configuration of 365 economy seats and 12 Premium flatbed seats.
AirAsia X commercial manager Australia and New Zealand Stuart Myerscough said, “Bali is fast becoming an important hub for AirAsia with Australians also able to connect on to 16 direct AirAsia flights from Bali to destinations such as Jakarta, Bangkok, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and many more.
“This important connectivity will increase over time and provide a range of travel choices to Bali and beyond,” he said.
AirAsia X currently flies between Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Gold Coast.
Indonesia AirAsia serves Bali from Perth and Darwin, whilst Indonesia AirAsia X commenced flights between Melbourne and Bali in March this year.
AirAsia X was the first low cost carrier in the world to introduce flatbed seats, which have standard business class specifications of 20” width, 60” pitch and stretch out to 77” in full recline position.