First Virgin Australia flight lands in Bali after 2-year break

virgin australia returned to Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport this week after a two-year break. With the reintroduction of Virgin Australia at Bali airport, international arrivals from Australia are expected to skyrocket.

Virgin Australia’s first flight from Sydney to Denpasar, carrying 155 people, landed at around 10:30pm on Wednesday 15 June. The jet returned to Sydney the next day with 120 passengers on board..

All Virgin Australia flights to Bali resumed on Wednesday, including flights from Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. During high season, these flights will operate daily.

Bali Governor Wayan Koster, who personally attended the celebration, said “The largest number of foreigners on the island of Bali is currently dominated by Australian citizens.. For this reason, it is very important to maintain connectivity between the islands of Bali and Australia, because the island of Bali has become a second home for Australians.”

Anthea Griffin, the Australian consulate general in Bali, expressed her gratitude on behalf of the Australian government and the airline. “After going through a difficult time, Virgin Australia is finally able to return to the island of Bali with the support of all parties. We appreciate the warm welcome from the people of the island of Bali towards us Australians.”

Handy Heryudhitiawan spoke on behalf of Angkasa Pura, Indonesia’s airport management company to say “Previously, we hosted two Australian airlines, Jet Star Airways and Qantas with routes to various cities in Australia. With the return of Virgin Australia, we look forward to further increasing air traffic between Australia and Indonesia.”

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According to data released by Bali Airport, the island saw 48,000 Australian visitors in May, making Australians the most frequent visitor to Bali.

Australian visitors to Bali are closely followed by UK visitors, with 15,000 visiting the island last month.

In third place were travelers from India, who landed in Bali 14,932 times..

Travelers from Australia’s Gold Coast will be able to fly directly to Bali from March 2023. Virgin Atlantic announced the new service this week and hopes it will facilitate connections between the two world-renowned surf destinations. passengers traveling with their boards on the new Gold Coast-Bali route will not have to pay an additional fee.

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