What's happening with AirAsia X's services between MEL and DPS?

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aklrunway

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What's happening with AirAsia X's services between MEL and DPS? Have they been cancelled now or are they operating? Haven't seen much about it in the media

anonymous

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Last reports in the media was that they're still getting the regulatory approvals to operate the route. One would expect that the route would go back on sale once the approvals are granted. I believe existing ticketholders are being routed through K.L. for the time being.

Joshb

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aklrunway is this a question out of interest or are you interested in travelling on AirAsia X out of MEL? I only ask as if you were in the market for LCC travel to DPS I would have thought the first option would have been on JQ 787's. JQ's offering seems to be working (read dominating) on the BNE-DPS route as Garuda have pulled out leaving only JQ / VA I believe.

watson374

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Just you wait. Once they get the ball rolling, AirAsia X is going to start carpet bombing the Bali routes, especially ex-SYD and ex-MEL. They will try the usual trick, which is to get in and settle in, then ramp up and try and crush the opposition.

I mean, just look at PER-DPS. AirAsia runs five flights a day and Jetstar three. Jetstar is in for what could be the fight of its life, because Bali is perhaps its biggest international destination.

hutch

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Whilst unfortunate, I anticipate there will be some impact following the crash of QZ8501.

watson374

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Technically it's a different carrier but I'm sure after some time they will ramp up and try and dethrone Jetstar.

hutch

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Yes, Air Asia X is.... but I believe PER-DPS is Air Asia Indonesia

PeterLoh

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Actually, DPS-MEL won't be operated by Air Asia Indonesia or Air Asia X. They've setup Indonesia AirAsia X (IATA code XT) to operate this route and future routes between Bali and the east coast.

Joshb

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I don't doubt there will be a continued and sustained increase in capacity of LCC from SE Asia both within SE Asia and across our shores too. However I also believe there will be a correction in the market as capacity begins to glut and it will be interesting who manages to survive passed that point or adjusts their respective business best to cope. 

We've already seen the problems of Tiger in its SE Asia business's, there's more to come.

aklrunway

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Hey Joshb,

Just asking out of interest as I had read reports about the last minute cancellations on Boxing Day and hadn't heard any more since. But yes, JQ would absolutely be my first choice.

driley28

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Would not be flying them at all

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