If the fares published in local Bali advertisements for Bali's first airline, Air Paradise, are any indication, the upstart air carrier connecting Bali to Melbourne and Perth is going to give Qantas and Garuda Indonesia a run for your money.
Introductory Bali to Oz Fares
While fares ex-Perth and Melbourne have yet to be formally announced, Air Paradise will offer special introductory prices for travel commenced and completed by December 15, 2002, flying Denpasar-Perth-Denpasar for only US$ 200. The fare Denpasar-Melbourne-Denpasar during the same period of validity sells for only US$ 300.
The Airline is offering a special 1-year validity ticket to Indonesian students traveling Denpasar-Perth-Denpasar at US$ 250 and Denpasar-Melbourne-Denpasar for US$ 385.
Special Domestic Prices
During the introductory operation period of October 27 through December 15, 2002, a limited number of passengers will be able to fly round-trip Denpasar to Jakarta on the Airline's thrice weekly service for special prices starting from Rp. 1,100,000 (approximately US$ 120).
Paradise Air will operate Denpasar to Perth on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays departing Bali at 10:00 a.m. and arriving in Perth at 1:30 p.m.. The return leg operating on the same day departs Perth at 2:30 p.m. landing in Bali at 6:00 p.m..
Service between Denpasar and Melbourne will operate on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays departing Bali at 11:45 p.m. and arriving the following morning in Melbourne at 8:20 a.m.. Melbourne to Denpasar flights fly on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from Melbourne at 10:00 a.m. landing in Bali at 1:00 p.m..
Domestic service between Bali and Jakarta fly on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Denpasar flights leave at 6:00 p.m. and arrive in Jakarta at 6:30 p.m. with the return leg leaving the nation's capital at 7:30 p.m. to land in Bali at 10:00 p.m..
All times quoted are local times.
Air Paradise has leased A310-300 aircraft in a 202 seat economy and 12 Paradise Class seat configuration. The maintenance of the aircraft is reportedly being done under a technical service agreement with Singapore Airlines.
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