14 October 2002
SPECIAL BALI REPORT
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
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.