An eagerly awaited announcement is rumoured to be due next week from Air Asia concerning direct Phuket to Bali flights. The link between the Phuket and Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport is thought to commence in December 2010.
The introduction of this route will open up the option to holidaymakers of having multi-centre holidays in the 2 premium destination resorts. The flights are particularly aimed towards Australians who currently dominate the Bali tourism market.
Air Asia has already designated Phuket as one of their hub airports with daily flights to international destinations including Hong Kong.
The service is awaiting documentation approval by Indonesia's aviation department, according to Santisuk Klongchaiya, Thai Airasia Commercial Director: "We do not know if we have the green light yet, but systems are in place to begin a service as early as this December to catch high season traffic demand over Christmas and New Year."
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