Batik Air Indonesia postpones Bali-Perth services launch due to lack of air traffic slots

PK-LAF (F-WWBO) Airbus A320-214 (sharklets) (MSN 6164) of Batik Air Indonesia, at Toulouse, France - 17 October 2014. Photo © Clement Alloing - Flickr
PK-LAF (F-WWBO) Airbus A320-214 (sharklets) (MSN 6164) of Batik Air Indonesia, at Toulouse, France – 17 October 2014. Photo © Clement Alloing – Flickr

26 March 2017 © David Eyre

Batik Air Indonesia announced in Jakarta on 17 March 2017 that its planned international expansion including flights to Perth, Australia, Malaysia, and India, are on hold.

Although all necessary regulatory approvals have been obtained in the various countries, there are currently no suitable air traffic slots available from Denpasar Airport in Bali. The airline has made a request to IASM (Indonesia Airport Slot Management) and is hoping for a swift resolution of the issue.

As reported in AviationWA on 3 December 2016, Batik Air Indonesia plans a twice daily flight on the Denpasar-Perth route.

The airline says that it will use a mix of types on these services, including the Airbus A320 (156 seats), Boeing 737-800 (162 seats) and Boeing 737-900ER (180 seats), depending on passenger loads.

David Eyre

President, Aviation Association of WA Inc

4 thoughts on “Batik Air Indonesia postpones Bali-Perth services launch due to lack of air traffic slots

  • April 12, 2017 at 4:56 pm
    Permalink

    Looking for Christmas flights, should I just book Air Asia or do you think Batik will announce flights soon?

    Reply
    • April 12, 2017 at 5:27 pm
      Permalink

      Batik Air has not provided any more information about when it will commence services. You could try contacting them to ask, or book with another airline.

      Reply
  • April 16, 2017 at 6:22 am
    Permalink

    Hi, we are hoping they are going to start marketing this flight soon as we need seats for seven in July, the height of school holidays. Would you mind sharing your source of information?

    Thank you!

    Asiem Sethi

    Reply
    • April 16, 2017 at 3:44 pm
      Permalink

      Suggest you contact the airline directly and keep an eye on Indonesian media.

      Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *