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First flight from Bali touches down today

Leading low cost airline AirAsia jets into Darwin today, marking the resumption of flights to Australia’s favourite holiday playground Bali.

The first Airbus A320 aircraft to operate on the reopened route touches down at Darwin Airport at 6.55pm.Airbus A320

From today, AirAsia will operate four weekly flights to Bali with improved departure and arrival times.

“Today is an exciting day for AirAsia and Darwin and we’re pleased to again provide Territorians with more competitive fares and choice when it comes to their favourite holiday destination,” AirAsia Indonesia CEO Dharmadi said.

“We been have been delighted with the response to our return and have recorded strong sales since officially releasing fares to Bali in April.

“Territorians have welcomed us back with open arms and we thank them for their support.”

Flights depart from Darwin to Bali on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 7.30pm arriving at 8.40pm with a total flight time of two hours and 35 minutes. The route will again be operated by a brand new Airbus A320 aircraft with a seating capacity of 180.

“These flights provide improved access between Australia and Indonesia and will boost business as well as tourism opportunities between two neighbours,” Dharmadi said.

Balinese dancers“We’ll continue to work closely with Northern Territory government, Darwin Airport and the tourism industry to ensure this route is a success.  Our goal is to provide everyone from families to the growing FIFO market with affordable fares and numerous, convenient schedules.”

AirAsia Indonesia Director of Commercial Bernard Francis said the new route would also help connect passengers to a range of other destinations across Asia.

“Bali isn’t just Australia’s favourite playground, it’s also an AirAsia hub for other international holiday hotspots including Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu, Chengdu, Beijing, Shanghai, Tokyo, Osaka, Kathmandu, Singapore, Seoul and Bangkok,” he said.

“For those wanting to explore more of Indonesia from Bali you can connect to other destinations including Jakarta, Bandung, Yogyakarta, Surabaya and Makassar.”

The Northern Territory’s Chief Minister Adam Giles welcomed AirAsia’s return.

“It’s fantastic to see AirAsia back in Darwin creating more competition on this popular route.

“The flights give travellers low-cost access to their favourite overseas holiday destination of Bali, as Darwin inauguralwell as connecting Territorians with a range of other AirAsia destinations further afield,” Mr Giles said.

Northern Territory Airports Director Airline and Airport Services Jim Parashos said, “We’re thrilled to have AirAsia back in Darwin.

“Not only does this open up great travel options for Territorians with connections across an established network, the news will also be welcomed by the broader Northern Australian community who can connect to Darwin from Karratha, Port Hedland, Broome, Kununurra, Mount Isa and Townsville and take advantage of low cost fares to Bali.”

Everybody knows Bali is the place to go if you’re looking for a fun beach holiday, offering plenty of splendid surfing, diving and snorkeling. But there are other aspects of Bali worth exploring including fabulous art galleries, monkey reserves and delicious local delicacies.

Bali offers something for everyone, whether you’re looking for areas like Kuta and Legian which are fast, noisy and hectic, or Ubud which is mellow and where time seems to move more slowly.

AirAsia, jointly with AirAsia X, has been named World’s Best Low Cost Airline in the annual World Airline Survey by Skytrax for five consecutive years in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and this year.

A range of over 80 destinations across 23 countries are serviced by AirAsia including a Fly-thru service on many connected routes, which allows guests to easily connect between two different flights via the Kuala Lumpur Low Cost Carrier Terminal without having to worry about checking in twice.

AirAsia Indonesia has also added additional frequency to its highly successful Perth-Bali services from triple daily to four times daily. In addition, the airline is also introducing a three times weekly service between Bali and Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, which further underlines its commitment to providing greater connectivity to and from Australia.

For bookings or further information visit www.airasia.com or book on your mobile at mobile.airasia.com. Flights and fares are subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply.

Travellers can also log onto AirAsia’s one-stop travel portal at AirAsiaGo.com which offers a range of more than 80,000 three-star, five-star and boutique hotels to choose from.

Darwin-Bali flight schedule

FLT NO

DEP

ARR

STD

STA

B/TIME

DAY

QZ 8424

DPS

DRW

14:50

18:55

02:35

1,3,5,7

QZ 8425

DRW

DPS

19:30

20:40

02:40

1,3,5,7

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