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Australian Budget Airline Adds More Seats For Bali Tourists

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Australian tourists have just received even greater access to the Island of the Gods.

Tourists from Australia’s Northern Territories can fly with low-cost airline Jetstar to Bali on one of thousands more sets added to the Bali schedule. 

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Australia’s budget airline, Jetstar, is one of the most in-demand flight providers to Bali from Australia.

This week, the airline has announced that more than 52,000 seats will be added to the schedule between the Northern Territories, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, and Bali.

The increased seat capacity is for both domestic flights within Australia and international flights between Darwin and Bali. 

Starting in August, Jetstar will increase flight capacity between Darwin, Adelaide, and Bali by operating the much larger Airbus A321neo LR on the route.

Once this is introduced, there will be a further 2200 seats available on the route between August and October.

In a statement, Jetstar’s Executive Manager, Jenn Armor, wrote to customers, “[we are adding more than 52,000 fare seats between the NT and four Australian capitals, and Bali will give Territorians greater choice and travel options over coming months.”

Amor added, “We’re incredibly excited to be flying the newest aircraft in our fleet, the Airbus A321neo LR, on the popular Darwin to Adelaide and Bali routes starting in August.”

“Bali is an international gateway through which Territorians can access Jetstar’s extensive network across Asia and jump onto Qantas, codeshare, and interline partners to the Middle East, Europe, the UK, and beyond.” 

As it stands, Jetstar shuttles up to 90,000 travelers between Darwin and Denpasar every year, and the route is one of the airline’s most popular services.

For Jetstar passengers from Australia, but especially the Northern Territories, Bali offers the perfect layover and transit stop for onward travel around Asia and onward to Europe. 

It’s fair to say that Australians have something of a love-hate relationship with Jetstar as an airline.

While many tourists love the service offered and, of course, the low-cost fares, over the years, Jetstar has garnered a level of distrust from travelers after customers complained of long delays, lost luggage, and canceled flights.

In 2022, the airline cited engineering issues, low staff numbers, and aircraft shortages for a series of flight cancellations out of Denpasar that left Bali lovers in travel turmoil. 


Nevertheless, the airline got travelers back onside with dozens of flights now operating in and out of I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport every week. Australian tourists remain amongst the most frequent international arrivals in Bali.

Australian tourists and tourists from 96 other countries eligible for the eVisa on Arrival can now use the newly installed autogates at Bali Airport.

The new autogates use facial recognition technology and digital border control systems that allow tourists with the eVoA to scan their passport and face at the autogates and complete the immigration arrivals process in just a matter of seconds. 


Moving forward, all tourists arriving in Bali and Indonesia, more broadly, will be encouraged to apply for the eVoA online before arriving in the country.

The eVoA is the same as the visa on arrival and can be applied for up to 48 hours before arriving in Indonesia, though allowing more time for processing is advisable.

The visa costs IDR 500,000 and is valid for 30 days. The visa can be extended one time for a further 30 days and can be completed online. 


Immigration officials regularly remind tourists planning their visit to Bali and destinations around Indonesia that there is only one official website for visa applications from the Indonesian Government.

This is – tourists are encouraged not to trust websites that claim to provide services for the 30-day visa on arrival.

If in doubt, the normal visa on arrival is still available to apply and pay for at I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport and all other international airports in Indonesia. 

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Trevor Nicholls

Sunday 24th of March 2024

Typical nothing for Perth. You are jammed in like sardines with no leg room

Wayan Bo

Tuesday 19th of March 2024

A380 with far over 500 seats could easily solve the demand 🤣

Michael Beer

Monday 18th of March 2024

Never jetstar again!

Wayan Bo

Tuesday 19th of March 2024

@Michael Beer, jet fuel = bintang fuel 🍻🤣