Batik Air to start Bali-Perth services from 21 June 2017

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

15 May 2017 © David Eyre

Indonesian airline Batik Air has announced that it will commence services on the Bali to Perth route from 21 June 2017.

Schedule:

Flight Depart
Denpasar
Arrive
Perth
Flight Depart
Perth
Arrive
Denpasar
Frequency Aircraft
ID102 1310 1650 ID103 1730 2110 DAILY Boeing 737-800 or 737-900ER
ID104 1955 2335 ID105 0840 1220 DAILY Airbus A320

Batik Air Indonesia has a fleet of 47 aircraft, including 33 Airbus A320-200, 8 Boeing 737-800s and 6 Boeing 737-900ER. All of the Boeing 737-800s and 737-900ERs are due to be transferred to Batik Air Malaysia and will be replaced by Airbus A320neo and A321neo. The airline operates 25 domestic routes and one international route to Singapore.

Batik plans to add Denpasar-Melbourne and Denpasar-Sydney services later, 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 (being rebranded as Batik Air Malaysia), 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); Virgin Australia (Boeing 737-800) and Jetstar (Airbus A320).

Batik Air had first announced in December 2016 that it intended to start Perth services in December 2016 or January 2017, following receipt of a CASA Air Operators Certificate on 25 November 2016. In November 2016, Batik Air also passed the IATA Operational Safety Audit, or IOSA, and is no longer on the European Union air safety blacklist.

However, the services did not commence when originally planned and on 17 March 2017, the airline’s CEO said that this was due to a lack of suitable air traffic slots at Denpasar. This issue seems to have been resolved now.

David Eyre

President, Aviation Association of WA Inc

One thought on “Batik Air to start Bali-Perth services from 21 June 2017

  • May 17, 2017 at 10:09 am
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    Thanks David.
    Appreciate the updates.
    Regards Kurt.

    Reply

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