Batik Air’s inaugural flight on Friday (Nov 10) from Adelaide to Bali.

MANGUPURA, Bali (BPN) – I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport – Bali added a new route to Australia after Batik Air opened a new Denpasar – Adelaide round-trip route which flies twice a week or every Monday and Friday.

Batik Air’s inaugural flight on Friday (Nov 10) from Adelaide to Denpasar carried 55 passengers.

This flight joins the list of flights at Bali Airport to Australia after Qantas Airlines, Jetstar Airlines, Virgin Australia, Garuda Indonesia, and Batik Air Malaysia.

Handy Heryudhitiawan, General Manager of PT Angkasa Pura I I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport – Bali, said that as of October, passenger traffic from Australia is the highest with 1,119,381 passengers, followed by India 363,944 passengers, and Great Britain with 223,325 passengers.

“This flight is expected to provide new options to and from Bali or Adelaide because according to the flight schedule, this flight will operate twice a week or every Monday and Friday,” he said.

Handy explained that currently, Bali Airport has eight destinations to Australia, namely, Adelaide, Gold Coast, Sydney, Darwin, Cairns, Brisbane, Melbourne, and Perth, resulting in a total of 16,661 flights up to October 2023.

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“Flights to Perth have the highest frequency, namely 16 flights per day, then Melbourne with 15 flights per day, and Sydney with 12 flights per day,” Handy explained.

He revealed that previously there had been an average of four Denpasar-Adelaide round-trip flights per day.

Batik Air’s flight with departure schedule at 00.30 local time and arrival at 13.00 is expected to make it easier for travelers to the island of Gods.

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