Tigerair Australia embarks on its first flights to Asia today (23 March 2016), with two the launch of three flights to Bali.
The low-cost carrier’s first Bali-bound flight departed Melbourne at 0915, and was followed by the launch of a service from Adelaide at 0945. These flights will arrive in Denpasar at 1225 and 1235 respectively.
A third flight from Perth to Bali will depart at 1925 today, arriving in Bali at 2310.
This marks the start of a regular service of 19 weekly flights between Australia and Bali, with the Melbourne and Perth services operating daily and the Adelaide route running five times a week. Combined, these flights will bring up to 6,800 weekly visitors to the Indonesian resort island.
Tigerair Australia’s CEO, Rob Sharp, was onboard the inaugural service from Melbourne today.
“This is a significant milestone for Tigerair Australia as we continue to grow in line with consumer demand. Bali is renowned as a popular holiday destination for many Australians looking for an affordable tropical holiday year round and we are confident our new services will prove popular with our core market of leisure travellers,” Sharp said.
Tigerair Australia is operating the new flights using three recently reconfigured Boeing 737-800 aircraft. These aircraft feature 180 seats in a single economy class cabin, including five rows of seats with extra legroom. And for the first time on a Tigerair Australia flight, passengers will be offered in-flight entertainment, with a streaming service allowing them to watch video content on their own devices.
The new services mean that Bali will now welcome four Tigerair flights, along with an existing service operated by the low-cost carrier’s Singapore-based unit.