BUDGET airline Tigerair has cancelled all its flights to Bali after negotiations with Indonesian authorities failed to bear fruit.
The airline cancelled flights to Bali last month following a decision by the Indonesian government to impose new administrative requirements for flights between Bali and Australia.
At the time, it said it “was and is in compliance with all original conditions imposed by the Indonesian Government” on its Bali services.
However, today the company announced it would stop flying to Bali from Perth, Adelaide and Melbourne after negotiations failed.
“The Indonesian authorities have informed Tigerair that they require an alternative regulatory solution for Tigerair’s operations to Bali,” the statement said.
“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 today made the difficult decision to withdraw from flying between Australia and Bali permanently, effective immediately.”
Virgin Australia will reportedly investigate the viability of introducing flights to replace the cancelled Tigerair routes.