AviationThe airline reached an impasse with the Indonesian authorities

Tigerair Australia ceases flights to Bali

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Bali is a popular destination with Australia tourists.
Bali is a popular destination with Australia tourists. Photo Credit: iStock

Tigerair will work with Virgin Australia to support passengers still in Bali and needing to travel home to Australia, said the statement.

Low-cost carrier Tigerair Australia has announced that it would permanently stop flying to Bali saying Indonesian authorities refused to provide regulatory approval for its flights.

The airline said it was asked to switch to a new operating model, one that would take six months to put in place.

"Providing a reliable, low-cost service is critical for Tigerair Australia and our customers, and therefore our only option is to withdraw from flying to Bali altogether," said Tigerair chief executive Rob Sharp in a statement.

The carrier is offering full refunds to customers booked to travel to Bali with them.

Tigerair will work with Virgin Australia to support passengers still in Bali and needing to travel home to Australia, said the statement.

Tigerair’s claim was refuted by Indonesia, who said the airline breached operating license by offering one-way tickets.


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