Melbourne Airport Welcomes Indonesia AirAsia X Entry

28th Oct 2014

The inaugural service will commence on December 26 this year with a direct flight from Bali (Denpasar International Airport) to Melbourne.

The operations of Indonesia AirAsia X's inaugural service to Melbourne will offer Australian travelers a better deal through AirAsia group's signature all-in low-cost fares.

The airport's CEO, Chris Woodruff, was very excited on the prospect of the traffic growth in the years ahead between the two destinations. Holiday makers from Australian state of Victoria will now have a more affordable way to get to Indonesia's most popular resort destination.

Bali has been the most favored resort destination for many Australians who seek tropical splendor during their regular vacation and week-long getaways.

Malaysia-based AirAsia X currently operates a direct service between Melbourne and Kuala Lumpur.

The airport CEO expressed his gratitude to Indonesia AirAsia X for its decision to choose Melbourne as its inaugural route.

With the planned launch set for December 26 this year of Indonesia AirAsia X, the AirAsia group now offers an unparalleled flight frequency between Australia and Southeast Asia.

AirAsia X CEO, Azran Osman, said that they choose Melbourne as the inaugural route of Indonesia AirAsia X due to the support given to them by the airport without specifying details. He added that they plan to develop Melbourne as one of its hubs because it offers exciting opportunities especially on the group's operations between the continent and Southeast Asian region.

The inaugural route, however, is still awaiting approval from the regulatory body. If approved, the carrier will operate five flights a week between Bali and Melbourne using its wide-body twin-aisle A330 aircraft.