03 FEB 17
BUDGET carrier, Tigerair will suspend all Australia to Bali services effective today after failing to gain approval by Indonesian authorities to resume services using Airbus A320 aircraft.
Tigerair stated in a Facebook post that;
Overnight, Tigerair Australia has been informed that Indonesian authorities will not be providing Tigerair with the final approval needed to operate to and from Bali from today, Friday 3 February 2017.
The Indonesian authorities have informed Tigerair that they require an alternative regulatory solution for Tigerair’s operations to Bali. This solution would take at least six months to implement and would compromise the airline’s ability to offer low-cost airfares to travellers to Bali.
As a result of this development, Tigerair Australia has made the difficult decision to withdraw from flying between Australia and Bali permanently, effective today Friday 3 February 2017.
We sincerely apologise to customers for the inconvenience caused by this situation and we will continue to work around the clock to support customers during this time.
It is not clear whether or not parent company, Virgin Australia will resume services on the route in the near future.