UPDATE: Tiger Air cancels all flights to Bali

UPDATE 12.30pm: Tigerair Australia will no longer fly between Bali and Australia following on-going legal issues.

The budget airline has today confirmed it will permanently stop flying between the two destinations, effective immediately.



EARLIER: Tigerair has cancelled all flights to and from Bali due to “procedural approvals from Indonesian authorities”.

The budget airline announced the cancellations in a statement late Thursday night.

“Due to issues regarding final procedural approvals from Indonesian authorities, Tigerair Australia will not operate flights to and from Bali on Friday 3 February 2017,” the statement reads.

“All affected customers are being proactively notified this evening that their flights will not be operated. Customers due to travel from Australia to Bali on 3 February will be offered full refunds.

“Customers due to travel from Bali to Australia on 3 February will be re-accommodated by Tigerair onto services back to Australia operated by Virgin Australia and other carriers.

“Tigerair will provide an update on its flights to and from Bali from Saturday 4 February onwards as soon as possible on Friday 3 February.

“Tigerair Australia sincerely apologises to affected customers for the inconvenience that this situation has caused and continues to work hard to minimize the inconvenience for all affected customers.

Holiday makers have since taken to social media to vent their frustration.