Batik Air will launch its first Australian route next month with double-daily flights from Perth to Denpasar in Indonesia’s popular province of Bali commencing from June 21.
Using an Airbus A320 aircraft, all flights will offer business class service with three rows of seats in a 2-2 layout…
… and with the journey being less than four hours in each direction, expect to find domestic-style reclining seats with a reasonable 45-inch pitch, rather than fully-flat beds as are typical on longer flights.
Inflight entertainment is provided via fold-up screens at each business class seat, with AC and USB charging ports at-hand and complimentary meals served on crockery appropriate to the time of day:
With Batik Air’s sole lounge located in Jakarta, a business class ticket doesn’t buy lounge access in Perth or Denpasar: but if your passport wallet sports a Priority Pass card – such as offered free via Westpac Altitude Black – you could use that card for access to the Premier Lounge in Denpasar.
Batik Air flight ID6008 is wheels-up in Perth at 8:30am for a 12:10pm landing in Indonesia – or sleep in and book flight ID6006 instead which departs Perth at 6:20pm and reaches Denpasar at 10pm local time.
For the journey home, you could take flight ID6006 to leave Bali just after lunch at 12:55pm and touch down in Perth at 4:35pm, in time for dinner – or make the most of your time away and book ID6007 instead, wheels-up at 8:40pm and landing in Perth at 12:20am, just after midnight on the following calendar day.
These flights are now open for booking via travel agents and the Batik Air website, where the new route is being promoted to "operate soon":
The Perth-Denpasar route is hotly contested with Batik Air the fifth airline to offer non-stop flights alongside Garuda Indonesia, Indonesia AirAsia, Jetstar and Tigerair.