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Indonesia AirAsia Extra (IAX) ready to take off with direct flight from Melbourne to Bali

October 28, 2014 Aviation No Comments Email Email

Indonesia AirAsia Extra (IAX), the affiliate of AirAsia X Berhad (AirAsia X) announced the first route from Melbourne to its hub in Bali, Indonesia, after been awarded with the air operator’s certificate earlier last month. The first long-haul low-cost carrier in Indonesia plan to commence its 5-times weekly flight on 26th December 2014. 

The maiden route announcement was made by Indonesia AirAsia Extra CEO, Soeratman Doerachman in Jakarta, Indonesia and representing the shareholders, Azran Osman-Rani in Melbourne, Australia today. Indonesia AirAsia Extra is the second off-shore hub, following the successful set-up of Thai AirAsia X Co. Ltd, and is in line with AirAsia X’s strategy of offering a comprehensive network with seamless connectivity.

In conjunction of this official route launch, Indonesia AirAsia Extra is offering a mind-blowing deal for flights from Melbourne to Bali with all-in-fare from as low as AUD99* / IDR1,808,000* one way on economy seats.  Business Class seats are also available on promo from as low as AUD499 / IDR4,808,000. Guests may grab these exciting deals at www.airasia.com from28th October till 2nd November 2014 for the travel period between 26th Dec 2014 and 24th October 2015 as planned.

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From Left to Right: Azran Osman-Rani, Chief Executive Officer of AirAsia X and representing the shareholders of Indonesia AirAsia Extra, Melanie de Souza, Tourism Victoria General Manager of International Marketing and Dendy Kurniawan, Chief Financial Officer of Indonesia AirAsia Extra revealing the promo fare for Melbourne to Bali route.

Soeratman Doerachman said, “We are thrilled to be the first long-haul low-cost airline in Indonesia and enthusiastic with the launch of our first route. Now Indonesians can enjoy the beautiful capital and populous city in the state of Victoria; and experience what Melbourne has to offer with our low fares. We are also happy to provide more options for Australians to discover the beauty of Asia by a hassle-free connection from Bali to various destinations within the AirAsia Group.” 

Azran Osman-Rani said, “We are super excited with the official launch of Indonesia AirAsia Extra today. Our strategy of focusing and dominating our core markets in North Asia and Australia moves to a higher level with our regional expansion in Thailand previously and now Indonesia. Our investment in neighbouring hubs where established short haul feeder networks are in place, allows us to triple our size without even adding a new market”.

“Foreign tourist arrivals into Bali increased more than 13% last year compared to the previous year with Australian being the highest contributor with more than 25%. We are confident this route will grow even further with our low fares” added Azran.

AirAsia X was the first long-haul, low fare carrier to introduce Business Class Flatbed seats, which have standard business class specifications of 20” width, 60” pitch and stretch out to 77” in full recline position.

The business class seat feature universal power sockets, adjustable headrests and built-in personal utilities such as tray table, drink holder, reading light and privacy screen. Business class seat guests also enjoy premium complimentary products and services including Pick A Seat, Priority Check-in, Priority Boarding, Priority Baggage, 40kg Baggage Allowance, Complimentary Meal & drinks and Pillow & Duvet.

For more information, please visit www.airasia.com

Flight Schedule

From To Departure Arrival Frequency
Bali Melbourne 8:55am 6:15pm Tuesday, Saturday
Melbourne Bali 7:30pm 10:40pm Tuesday, Saturday
Bali Melbourne 0:05am 9:25am Wednesday, Friday, Sunday
Melbourne Bali 10:40am 1:50pm Wednesday, Friday, Sunday

*All-in-fare quoted includes airport tax & fuel surcharge. For one way travel only. Terms and conditions apply.

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