Close
Bali Discovery Tours: Homepage
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Home Bali Contact Bali Practicalities Bali News Bali Services Bali Transportation Bali Sports Bali Excursions Bali Villas Bali Hotels
Home · News · Air Paradise Suspends Services
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Bali Hotels
Bali Villas
Special Deals!
Packages
MICE Handling
Bali Excursions
Culinary - Dining
Guided Tour
Bali Spas
Bali Sports
Diving
Golf
Bali Transportation
Car Rental - Selft Drive
Private Jet Charter
Bali News
Bali Services
Bali Practicalities
Bali Contact
Bali Career
Home
 
Bali Update
Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter!
 
PATA header
PATA Gold Award 2007
Bali Update
PATA Gold Award Winner 2007
 
Bali Contact
Bali Discovery Tours
Komplek Pertokoan
Sanur Raya No. 27
Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai,
Sanur, Bali, Indonesia

Tel:
++62 361 286 283

Fax:
++62 361 286 284

U.S.A. Fax:(toll free)
1-800-506-8633

U.K. Fax:
++44-20-7000-1235

Australian Fax:
++61-2-94750419

24h:
++62 812 3819724

Bali Discovery

SITE PATA ASITA
Bali News

Air Paradise Suspends Services

Reeling from Effects of Most Recent Terror Attack, Bali's Home-Grown Air Carrier Shuts Down.


(11/24/2005)

At a hastily arranged press conference at its Bali Headquarters on Wednesday, November 23, 2005, Air Paradise International announced an immediate suspension of its services.

Citing the "devastating effects of the recent terrorist attacks," the Airline's Chairman and Sole-owner, Bali businessman Kadek Wiranatha, spoke at the press conference where he personally offered his sincere apologies to the Airline's 360 employees, creditors and the traveling public inconvenienced by the sudden shut down.

The decision to cease operations reportedly follows several weeks of frantic and ultimately fruitless meetings with potential partners and investors in a last-ditch effort to rescue the carrier.

Air Paradise has retained Australian corporate recovery specialist KordaMentha as consultants to assist in the complicated steps required to formally cease operations. A well-known expert in such matters, KordaMentha guided now defunct Ansett Airlines through its financial administration and closure.

Qantas to Assist Stranded Passengers

Mr. Mark Korda of KordaMentha announced that Mr. Geoff Dixon, Chief Executive of Qantas Airways, has agreed to repatriate any Air Paradise Passengers stranded in either Australia or Bali on their flights operating through December 16, 2005. Mr. Korda said: "The Directors of Air Paradise whish to publicly thank Mr. Dixon and Qantas for their generosity and the speed at which Qantas has responded to the needs of Air Paradise passengers in such difficult circumstances."

Important Notices

Air Paradise passengers who have already departed and are currently in Indonesia should contact Qantas at (0361)-288331 or toll-free within Indonesia at 001-803-61336. Alternatively, call Australia at ++61-7-32387776 to secure return bookings.

• Stranded passengers can also come to the Qantas office at the Grand Bali Beach Hotel for assistance in obtaining a new booking.

• Passengers who have purchased tickets but not commenced their journeys should monitor the Air Paradise web site for further information.

• Creditors of the Airline should also monitor the web site where information on claim procedures will soon be posted and updated.

• Australians needing financial assistance due to their unexpected extension in Bali should contact the Australian Consulate General in Bali at (0361)-241118 for information on tranfering funds from Australia.

• Passengers in Australia who have purchased a combined land and air package sold by Air Paradise are eligable to lodge a claim for a refund through a consumer protection fund. The compensation is only available for combined "land-air" packages and does not cover those who purchased "air only" tickets or "land only" arrangements.

An estimated 1,500 Air Paradise passengers are currently in Bali who will be provided seats on a first available basis with Qantas back to their original destinations.

A Sad Day for Bali

The colorful and charismatic Balinese businessman, Kadek Wiranatha commenced operation of the airline in February 2003, just months after the devastating Bali bombing of October 2002.

Initially operating service to Perth, Western Australia, the Airline at its peak operated 4 leased wide-body aircraft flying between five cities in Australia and Bali carrying an average 20,000 Australian tourists to Bali every month. In addition, the Airline also provided services to South Korean and Japan.

Passionately dedicated to helping Bali's tourism industry, Kadek Wiranatha and his Airline played a key role in Bali's rapid recovery from the 2002 terrorist attack and bringing Australian visitor back to the island in record numbers.



© Bali Discovery Tours. Articles may be quoted and reproduced if attributed to http://www.balidiscovery.com.


 
 
Bali News by Bali Update
Subscribe to the Bali Update
Receive the latest news from Bali by email!



Our [Privacy Statement] explains how we handle the data you are providing.

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Explore the Archive of the Bali Update
Find related articles in our news archive!




or try to use Google Search :

Home · Bali Hotels · Bali Villas · Bali Excursions · Bali Sports · Bali News · Site Map · RSS

Bali News: More News
Murder at Bali Emerald Villas in Sanur, Bali
Long-Time Bali Resident Bob Ellis Murdered in What Police Believe was Murder-for-Hire Scheme Orchestrated by His Wife, Noor Ellis
(10/24/2014)
Fighting Malaria in Bali
Denpasar Health Officials Undertake Educative Steps and Fogging to Prevent Upswing in Dengue Fever Cases
(10/24/2014)
November Fuel Price Hike Increasingly Certain
Kompas.com Reports Premium Fuel Prices to Increase 46% on November 1, 2104
(10/24/2014)
Harmony Inside
A Solo exhibition by I Made Wiradana, "Harmony Inside" November 20 - December 18, 2014 at Ganesha Gallery – Four Seasons Resort Jimbaran
(10/24/2014)
Living in an Age of Contagion
Bali Isolates Patient Suspected of Contracting MERS-CoV
(10/24/2014)
Denpasar to Dili Daily
Garuda Starts Daily Flights between Bali and Timor Leste
(10/24/2014)
Picking Fave – orites
Archipelago International Opens 5th Favehotel in Bali
(10/24/2014)
Bali and Beyond: Reading on Borneo
Bookshelf: 'Looking for Borneo' – Insights into the Endless Beauty of the World’s Third Largest Island
(10/24/2014)
Adolescent Desires
Australian Philip Robert Grandfield Deported to Australia After Six Years in Prison on Pedophilia Conviction
(10/24/2014)
Change Has Gotta Come
Putting Bali’s Illegal Moneychangers Out of Business
(10/24/2014)
It’s Beginning to Look a Lotte Like Christmas
BIWA Christmas Bazaar at Lottte Mart Saturday, November 16, 2014
(10/24/2014)
Heinz's 100 Varieties of Indonesian Cuisine
Bookshelf: A New Approach to Indonesian Cooking by Heinz von Holzen
(10/20/2014)
All [News]!