JAKARTA Jan 11 Tigerair Australia said on
Wednesday it had cancelled at least six scheduled flights to and
from the popular holiday destination of Bali after the
Indonesian government imposed new administrative requirements.
"Tigerair Australia is still working with the Indonesian
Government to resume flights to and from Bali as soon as
possible," Tigerair, a unit of Virgin Australia Holdings Ltd
, said on its website. (here)
However, a spokesman for Indonesia's transport ministry said
that it had suspended three of Tigerair's chartered flights to
Denpasar, the capital of Bali, from Melbourne, Perth and
Adelaide, but not the airline's scheduled flights.
"(Tigerair) did not meet the rule for chartered flights.
They should not sell tickets in the territories of Indonesia,"
Agoes Soebagio, a spokesman for air transport at the ministry,
said by telephone.
Australian media reported that hundreds of passengers were
stranded at airports on Wednesday, with many airing their
complaints on social media.
Bali, which is known for its beaches, mountains and paddy
fields, is a popular holiday destination for Australians.
(Reporting by Cindy Silviana and Eveline Danubrata; Editing by