Batik Air – Malaysia, the Lion Air Group subsidiary, has commenced flights between Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport to Melbourne and Brisbane, Australia.
Captain Mushafiz Bin Mustafa Bakri, the CEO of Batik Air, told Kompas.com on Monday, 20 June 2022, that the airline was restarting flights between Bali to Brisbane and Melbourne to support the tourism and regional business.
Commencing on Friday, 17 June 2022, Batik Air (OD 177) departed Bali at 10:00 pm arriving in Melbourne at 5:40 am the following morning. This flight will operate every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday.
The return leg from Melbourne to Denpasar, Bali Batik Air (OD 178), departed Australia at 6:40 am, landing in Bali at 11:05 am local time. The MEL-DPS flights will operate on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.
Current plans are for the Batik Air flights between Bali and Melbourne to begin operating daily soon.
Starting on Saturday, 18 June 2022, Batik Air OD 157 left Bali at 10:00 pm arriving in Brisbane at 12:40 pm. The Bali-Brisbane flights will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
The return flight Batik Air OD-158 left Brisbane at 7:15 am on Sunday, 19 June 2022, landing in Bali at 11:45 am.
The Bali-Brisbane flights will operate on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays (sic).
Special introductory fares of only Rp. 2.6 million round trip Bali-Melbourne and approximately Rp. 2.69 million on the Bali-Brisbane route.
Batik Air operates Boeing 737 aircraft featuring “full passenger service” on all its international and domestic flights.