Batik Air to start Bali-Perth services

3 December 2016 (UPDATED 13 January 2017) © David Eyre

Indonesian airline Batik Air is to proposing to launch services on the Bali to Perth route in January 2017, following receipt of a CASA Air Operators Certificate on 25 November 2016.

UPDATE: The proposed schedule includes two daily Denpasar – Perth services using Boeing 737-900ER, which have 172 seats. The launch date has will not be announced until the airline opens reservation on the its website. Preliminary schedule as follow.

  • ID6001 departs Denpasar 1030 – arrives Perth 1415 / ID6000 departs Perth 1510 – arrives Denpasar 1900
  • ID6007 departs Denpasar 1600 – arrives Perth 1945 / ID6008 departs Perth 0550 – arrives Denpasar 0930

Batik Air has a 37 aircraft strong fleet, including the Airbus A320-200, Boeing 737-800 and Boeing 737-900ER. It operates 25 domestic routes and one international route to Singapore.

In November 2016, Batik Air passed the IATA Operational Safety Audit, or IOSA, and is no longer on the European Union air safety blacklist.

Batik plans to eventually add Denpasar-Melbourne and Denpasar-Sydney services, and eventually establish a new airline based in Australia.

Batik is a full-service subsidiary of Lion Air Group, which also operates Malaysia joint venture Malindo Air, which commenced services on the Kuala Lumpur – Perth route during 2015, using its Boeing 737-800 and -900ER.

More Australian tourists visit Bali than any other nationality – in September 2016, 850,326 Aussies visited, an increase of 6.6 percent on the same period last year.

Other airlines on the highly competitive Bali – Perth route include: Garuda Indonesia (Airbus A330-200 and -300); AirAsia Indonesia (Airbus A320); Tigerair Australia (Boeing 737-800) and Jetstar (Airbus A320).

David Eyre

President, Aviation Association of WA Inc

17 thoughts on “Batik Air to start Bali-Perth services

  • January 12, 2017 at 1:04 am
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    When are flights being releaded perth to bali please

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    • January 13, 2017 at 11:27 am
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      Their schedule stated that they were to start from 9 January 2017, but this hasn’t happened yet. Waiting for an announcement of the actual start date.

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  • January 16, 2017 at 10:59 pm
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    Please let me know when Batik Air is due to start operating in West Australia. I am looking at a flight for October 15th to Denpasar and return to Perth 22nd Oct for 4 adults depending on price .

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    • January 18, 2017 at 5:27 pm
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      The article will be updated as soon as the airline announces a start date.

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  • January 25, 2017 at 8:04 am
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    Batik business class fares within in Indonesia are much cheaper than compeditor Garuda Indonesia again this full service airline offers 40kg,your choice of seat,their own business class lounge in Jakarta and meals.Ive been awaiting the start of Batik air and hope that the 737-900 will eventually be replaced by the A320 aircraft.Batik air Selamat datang di Perth

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  • February 4, 2017 at 10:01 pm
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    Is it possible they have decided to review their decision and not fly to Perth? I thought we would have an announcement by now.

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    • February 5, 2017 at 12:23 pm
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      The only info we have is that they are now planning to start flights sometime in March 2017.

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  • February 27, 2017 at 11:28 am
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    Please keep me up to date when Batik flights commence from Perth.
    Thanks
    Mike Cahill

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  • March 20, 2017 at 3:36 pm
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    Any news yet as to when the Perth to Bali flights start??

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  • March 27, 2017 at 8:40 am
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    Looking for christmas flights 2017 please any notifications when flights will start would be greatly appreciated

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  • May 28, 2017 at 9:28 am
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    They don’t take Australian credit cards. How can I book them?

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  • June 14, 2017 at 9:44 am
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    wanting to know when flights Perth to Bali will start, looking for flight around December 5 returning December 19, also what payments will you accept, cheers J.C.

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  • June 22, 2017 at 9:52 am
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    Can anyone please tell me if they fly when ash cloud is up. I know air asia take different route and fly. Thanks

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