Tigerair Australia today operates its inaugural services to Bali – the low cost carrier’s first international route.
The airline will operate daily return flights to Denpasar from Melbourne and Perth, along with five weekly return flights from Adelaide to Denpasar, delivering over 6,800 additional visitor seats weekly through Denpasar Airport.
Chief executive Rob Sharp, who is flying on the inaugural service from Melbourne today, said the the airline’s new services would provide more value and choice for leisure travellers than ever before.
“This is a significant milestone for Tigerair Australia as we continue to grow in line with consumer demand,” he said.
“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.”
Tigerair Australia is using three recently reconfigured Boeing 737-800 aircraft for its international services. These aircraft feature 180 all economy seats, including five rows of seats with extra legroom.
For the first time, passengers will also be able to access a mix of free and paid wireless inflight entertainment for use on their own devices on-board the new international services.
The first Bali bound services will depart from Melbourne and Adelaide at 9:15am and 9:45am and arriving 12:25pm and 12:35pm respectively.
Customers aboard the first Tigerair international flight will be farewelled in Melbourne with a special Balinese themed check- in experience and greeted on arrival at Denpasar Airport with a traditional Balinese welcome featuring local dancers.
The first service from Perth departs at 7:25pm arriving into Denpasar Airport at 11:10pm.