Tigerair Australia is expected to resume flights to Bali from February 3rd after overcoming the developments that forced the airline into putting a temporary pause on all flights due to what the company described as “new administrative requirements” imposed by the Indonesian Government.
Tigerair has announced that they have now received “key approval” to fly to Bali using the Airbus A320 instead of the 737s that they had previously been using to service the route. The fleet of A320 aircraft, which have a slightly shorter range, will be used until Indonesia grant Tigerair approval to operate 737s independently (after previously flying under Virgin Australia’s license).
The airline plans to resume sales for flights to Bali on or before the 3rd of February after the route had to be paused due to ongoing negotiations with the Indonesian Government. Bali is one of the most beloved destinations in the world, with serene beaches, volcanic mountains and clear blue waters. The island is in huge demand from tourists all over the world, but it is especially popular with Australians, whose close proximity means they can conveniently make a quick hop over to the island. With the loss in ticket sales and refunds being provided for all passengers who have missed flights, Tigerair will surely be relieved to have reached this new agreement.
All flights between Australia and Denpasar (the capital and main gateway to Bali) in the period of January 20th to February 2nd have been cancelled, stranding thousands of passengers, but in the meantime the subsidiary of Virgin Australia Holdings is being helped out by Virgin Australia, who are continuing to transport passengers who were scheduled to fly as best they can.