AirAsia announces new route to Cairns adding 28K + seats in the first year between FNQ and Bali

AirAsia announces new route to Cairns adding 28K + seats in the first year between FNQ and Bali
Edited by Travel Weekly

    AirAsia has expanded its reach in Australia today announcing a new route between Cairns and Denpasar, connecting FNQ to one of Australia’s top outbound destinations.

    Services will commence from 14 August 2024 and will link travellers to the greater AirAsia Group networking operating seven airlines under the banner and flying to 130 destinations in South East Asia and beyond.

    To celebrate the new route announcement, special launch fares are on sale now, starting from just AU159 from Cairns to Bali via the AirAsia website or AirAsia Move app.

    AirAsia Indonesia CEO Veranita Yosephine said the airline is thrilled to be flying to Far North Queensland for the very first time.

    “Cairns offers our guests from Bali and across Asia breathtaking scenery, including the world famous Great Barrier Reef, ancient rainforests, unique culture, delicious seafood and more,” he commented.

    “Residents of Cairns and surrounding cities like Mackay and Townsville can now not only fly to Bali on AirAsia at great value fares, but also access over a hundred destinations in the AirAsia Group network via a short stopover in Bali, as a gateway to key AirAsia hubs including in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand.”

    The service will add over 28,000 seats into the Cairns market in the first year. (iStock – DoraDalton)

    Cairns Airport Chief Executive Officer Richard Barker said the new service would open up a raft of connections across Asia.

    “AirAsia has never flown to Cairns before and we look forward to welcoming these services in August. This announcement is great news for locals, with more flights to Bali,” Cairns Airport CEO Richard Baker said.

    “Importantly, this service will also open up one-stop, low fare travel to Tropical North Queensland from some of the largest nations in Southeast Asia, on an airline that is well known in those markets.”

    Feature image: Photo: Left to right, Cairns Airport CEO Richard Barker, Tourism Minister Michael Healy, Indonesia AirAsia spokesperson Eddy Soemawilaga, Head of Indonesia Affairs and Policy,Tourism Tropical North Queensland CEO Mark Olsen and Indonesian Consul General in Sydney,Vedi Kurnia Buana. 

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