Indonesia AirAsia X (IAAX) will begin direct flights between Sydney and Bali on October 17th 2015.
IAAX is the long haul off shoot of Indonesia AirAsia and sister company of the Malaysian low cost giant AirAsia. Based at Bali-Denpasar’s Ngurah Rai airport, the airline currently operates a growing fleet of Airbus A330-300s with flights to Taipei and Melbourne.
IAAX suffered public backlash when thousands of passengers had to be re-routed via Kuala Lumpur on Malaysia AirAsia when the airline failed to obtain the regulatory approval in time for its Boxing Day launch in December 2014. Regulatory approval has been granted for Sydney so passengers can book with certainty.
XT 822 will depart Bali-Denpasar at 01:00 AM with arrival in Sydney at 10:30 AM. The return flight XT 823 will depart Sydney at 11:45 AM with arrival in Bali-Denpasar at 15:55 PM.
Sydney is currently served with direct flights to Bali-Denpasar by Garuda, Jetstar and Virgin Australia. IAAX has a unique advantage over its competition by offering low economy fares but also satisfying business travellers with a cost-competitive (angled) flat bed product.
IAAX is currently promoting fares from Sydney to Bali from $119 economy and $399 business class. Visit airasia.com for more details.