Indonesia’s Batavia Air has today announced that it will start daily direct flights from Denpasar to Perth on a date that has yet to be announced.
The airline plans on targeting young adults and families looking to travel to Bali for cheap holidays. Batavia Air Director, Hasudungan Pandiangan said that it wanted to position itself as a “value-added airline.”
Mr Pandiangan also said, “We are so pleased that we can now offer our services to the Western Australian market,”
“Bali is always a popular destination for the Western Australians and we are proud to finally service Perth in our network.”
Batavia will operate out of Perth initially, with a plan to move into Sydney and Melbourne further down the line.
Batavia’s announcement came just weeks after the Bilateral Air Service Agreement between Indonesia and Australia, allowing airlines from each country to carry an additional 4000 passengers each week.
Tentative flight schedules suggest that flights will leave Perth around 8AM and arrive into Denpasar before midday (Indonesian time).