Batik Air launches double-daily Perth-Denpasar (Bali) flights

By Chris Chamberlin, May 24 2017
Batik Air launches double-daily Perth-Denpasar (Bali) flights

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.

Pictured, and above: Batik Air's Boeing 737 aircraft, with similar seating offered aboard its Airbus A320s
Pictured, and above: Batik Air's Boeing 737 aircraft, with similar seating offered aboard its Airbus A320s

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":

Batik Air is part of the Lion Air Group, along with Malindo Air which already offers Perth-Kuala Lumpur flights and now flies to Queensland also with a daily Brisbane-Denpasar-Kuala Lumpur service.

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.

Chris Chamberlin

Chris Chamberlin is the Associate Editor of Executive Traveller, and lives by the motto that a journey of a thousand miles begins not just with a single step, but also a strong latte, a theatre ticket, and later in the day, a good gin and tonic.

31 Mar 2014

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No lounge access at either end is pretty rude

AJW
AJW

16 Nov 2011

Total posts 581

Whole airline is pretty rude.

31 Mar 2016

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@Grannular:

Agree.  No excuse for such omission in J for a FSC(How Batik position themselves officially) when LCCs such as JQ, AirAsiaX and Scoot all offer lounge access as std for their premium class.

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

18 Feb 2015

Total posts 113

I just want Jet Star to put a 787 on this route

24 Mar 2016

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Totally agree +PER-SIN

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

28 Feb 2014

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Surely Perth and Bali is already saturated? 

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

28 Feb 2014

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Apologies, Perth to Bali.

06 Jan 2015

Total posts 69

Tigerair no longer fly this route. The times I have flown this route at non peak periods loads are very high, so doubt the route is saturated either.

24 Mar 2016

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This is really good news - having flown Batik Air domestically in Indonesia on a 737, they offer 34" of pitch on standard economy seats which is far better than Air Asia, Jetstar and Tiger Air. I am hoping that they restart direct Perth to Lombok flights since Jetstar pulled the service a couple of years back.

31 Mar 2016

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@PerthFlyer:

"...having flown Batik Air domestically in Indonesia on a 737, they offer 34" of pitch on standard economy..."
Unfortunately, 1st batch of 737Max(1st one already in service) for Batik's sister Malindo(soon to rebrand to Batik Malaysia) hv gone back to 31in pitch.

Hope the disease of reducing Y pitch is not spreading across Batik brands.... 

"...far better than Air Asia, Jetstar and Tiger"
Which is only natural as all 3 are LCCs whereas Batik is supposed to be FSC within Lion Group's 'grand plan'.  LionAir brand is the one designed to match AirAsia, JetStar Asia and Tiger head-on.

14 Jun 2017

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Hello I have already purchased my ticket for me and my 1 year old baby. I was just wanting to know if anybody knew what the cost is for a stroller and a travel cot is. I can't seem to find a number to call where the operator on the other line can speak english.

22 Apr 2013

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Seems that Jetstar have adjusted their A321 Fleet & relocated to operate PER - DPS & JQ116 /  117 from the 13th September. Was hoping a 787 although good improvement by JQ to increase seats on the DPS routes. 

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

09 Jul 2017

Total posts 1

Well can say one thing about the Batik flights to Bali. Apart from it being a business class seat that is where it stops. No lounge access either end, the food on both flights this week has been enedible. The rice was dry and tasteless and the chicken was even drier. No drinks choices other than water or guava juice. I have had far better service and choice flying Garuda economy class. Sorry but would never fly with them again until they have made some dramatic changes. 

20 Oct 2017

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The imformation re lounge access for business class passengers on Batik air is wrong.Business class passengers are invited to use the Qantas lounge as do passengers on Malindo air which codeshare flights to and from Bali on their sister airline Batik air.Lounge access in Bali is available for both Batik and Malido business class passengers at denpasar international airport for international departing passengers but there is no lounge access for passengers flying to Jakarta Batik's only domestic flight out of Bali.Note flying from Jakarta to Bali there is a special Batik business class lounge.

Hi Tavita, this article was published back in May, when Batik Air had no Australian lounge agreements in place and the lounge information we shared was based on information published by the airline. This may have changed over the past six months, of course.


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