6thfreedom From Bermuda, joined Sep 2004, 3379 posts, RR: 19
Reply 11, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2280 times:
Quoting Flying Belgian (Reply 6): BTW, has the Australian-Bali market fully recovrered of the 2002 events ??
What about the recent Corby issue ?? Any impact ??
it certainly has. this year tourist numbers from Australia to Bali was back to pre- S11 and bali bombing levels. almost 500,000 pax per year. I will try find the media release issued a few months ago.
As has been stated elsewhere, yields are crap and none of the airlines are making a dollar on the sector.
API is owned by a wealthy Bali business that owns bars, clubs and hotels... as far is he is concerned, happy to bring the tourists in at cost price, and make his money from their stay there.
although some travel agents were calling for a ban to bali, it was had no major negative impact. provide a great holiday in the sun to an aussie tourists, and they'll travel no matter what!
Mandala499 From Indonesia, joined Aug 2001, 7451 posts, RR: 77
Reply 12, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2123 times:
If I remember correctly Air Paradise's leases will begin to run out from January onwards. Apparently they're not happy with the A310 and A300s on their fleet with frequent breakdowns sapping their cash away and I have been informed by one of their crew that they are looking for 763s but has so far found no suitable one.
No, the Corby issue hasn't changed the tourism flow much... in fact it increased the loads for Garuda
They want the A330 but currently I don't think they have the money for it. The airline's cashflow is quite strapped due to the low operating margins. However I doubt they'll go for A300-600R as they need to range to reopen Japan and Korea again. They were already strecthing the A310 on that one and the A300-600 would only be a short term measure for more capacity without the range. Interestingly, The ex-China Airlines A300-600 they'll be getting will probably an ex Garuda one...
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