AUSTRALIA is the country with the most flight routes connected to Bali’s I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport. Coupled with Melbourne, whose route has just been opened, a total of seven cities in kangaroo country are connected to the Island of the Gods.

“The seven routes to and from Australia are Adelaide, Darwin, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney, Brisbane and Queensland,” said I Gusti Ngurah Rai Bali International Airport General Manager Handy Heryudhitiawan, Thursday, January 5, 2023.

The newest flight route to Australia, to be precise to Melbourne is served by the airline Batik Air. On the inaugural flight, the Batik Air aircraft with flight number BTK6004 carried 141 passengers from Melbourne to Denpasar on Thursday.

“The addition of routes to and from Australia is a strong signal that the Island of the Gods is increasingly in demand by Australian tourists. And we are very enthusiastic about the addition of the Australian route at Bali airport,” said Hendy.

Hendy explained overall, throughout 2022, Australian citizens will still dominate the number of international arrivals in Bali. As many as 626,783 Australian citizens have visited the Island of the Gods. Flights to the seven cities operate every day with an average of 19 flights per day.

“Currently, Bali’s Ngurah Rai Airport has served 24 international flight routes operated by 29 airlines. In the future, Hendy hopes that there will be more flight routes at Bali airport. “We hope this can be a driving force for the opening of other routes at Bali’s I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport by Batik Air,” he rematked.

Ngurah Rai Airport has served 24 international flight routes to various cities in the world. The breakdown is Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Darwin, Adelaide and Melbourne from Australia.

There are also Dilli-Timor Leste, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Penang in Malaysia, Manila in the Philippines, Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi and Don Muang) in Thailand, Hon Chi Minh and Hanoi from Vietnam, Taipei-Taiwan, Japan (Narita), South Korea ( Incheon), Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, Doha in Qatar, Istanbul in Turkey and Amsterdam in the Netherlands and Hong Kong.

The 24 flight routes are served by 29 international airlines, including AirAsia Berhad, Indonesia Air Asia, Malaysia Airlines, Scoot Tigerair, Virgin Australian, Cebu Pacific, Jetstar Airways, Melindo Air, Singapore Airlines, Philippines Air Asia and Citilink Indonesia.

Then Jetstar Asia Airways, Phillippine Airlines, Thai Air Asia, China Airlines, Emirates, KLM Royal Dutch, Qantas Airways, Thai Airways, Eva Air, Garuda Indonesia, Korean Air, Qatar Airways, Vietjet Air, Turkish Airline and Cathay Pacific. The newest airline is Batik Air. [sources/photo special]