Kuala Lumpur, 11 Nov 2022 – Batik Air is resuming daily flights from Kuala Lumpur to Sydney, a traditionally strong market on consumer trade with Malaysia, from 12 December 2022, via Denpasar, Bali.  The flights will be operated by the brand new B737-8 aircraft.

Flight OD171 will depart Kuala Lumpur International Airport daily at 5.00pm and arrive in Bali at 8:10pm. After a transit time of one hour, the flight will depart Bali at 9:10pm and will arrive at Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport at 6:15am. The return leg, operated as flight OD172, will depart Sydney at 7:15am and will arrive in Bali at 10:35am. The flight will then depart Bali at 11:35am and will arrive in KLIA at 2:45pm.

Promotional fare from Kuala Lumpur to Sydney is from RM2,359 all-in for Economy Class, whereas, for flight from Bali to Sydney promotional one-way Economy Class fare is IDR 3,936,750.

Economy Class promotional fare from Sydney to Kuala Lumpur starts from AUD509. Whereas, for flights from Sydney to Bali, promotional one-way economy class fare starts from AUD389. All fares are inclusive of 20kg baggage allowance. Tickets are now available for booking.

“We are excited to relaunch services to Sydney – a city that is a leading financial centre in the Asia-Pacific region as well as serves as the regional headquarters for numerous multinational corporations. This also represents Batik Air’s commitment to constantly expand our network reach and provide our customers with a more seamless travel experience,” said Batik Air’s CEO, Capt Mushafiz Bin Mustafa Bakri.

Mushafiz added, “Before COVID-19, many Malaysians travelled to Australia for business, holidays and to pursue their education, and vice versa. The resumption of these people-to-people flows will enhance our close and excellent bilateral relationship. The closure of Australia’s borders has been especially challenging for thousands of Malaysian students studying in Australia. Some of these students who returned to Malaysia couldn’t return to Australia to resume their studies.”