Air Paradise delays launch

14 October 2002


Air Paradise International, which was due to launch flights from Bali to Perth and Brisbane later this month, has delayed its start-up date.

A spokesman for the airline said Air Paradise was not in a position to announce a new launch date "given the ongoing and tragic events that continue to unfold in Bali after Saturday night's shocking bombings".

The airline said it would take a "day-by-day, week-by-week approach" to assessing the situation.

API national business manager Gary Hilt said the airline's owners Kadek Wiranatha remained committed to the project of operating Bali's first international airline.

Hilt said Wiranatha - who has been linked to ownership of the two clubs where the bomb blasts occurred - was devastated by the events of Saturday night in Kuta.

API will offer a full refund on all tickets sold.

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