Air Paradise International
|Hubs||Ngurah Rai International Airport|
|Focus cities||Sydney, Seoul,Tokyo.|
|Frequent-flyer program||Paradise Birds|
|Company slogan||Bali is our Home|
Air Paradise International was an airline based in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia. It operated services to destinations in Australia, South Korea and Taiwan. Its main base was Ngurah Rai Airport, Denpasar. On 24 November 2005 the airline announced that it was ceasing operations due to a downturn in traffic following terrorist bombings on the Island on 1 October 2005. In February 2007 the Indonesian Transportation Ministry delayed licence revocation of 11 idle airlines, including Air Paradise, to give restructuring opportunities to the operators. Air Paradise was considering re-launching services in March 2007.
The airline was established in June 2002 and started operations on 16 February 2003 with services to Perth in Australia from Denpasar, Bali. On 27 December 2004 services began to Osaka, Japan. Services were suspended on 24 November 2005 following a downturn if traffic after the 1 October 2005 terrorist attacks in Bali. In June 2006, the website was still available, announcing negotiations to recapitalize the airline. Air Paradise was using A300's and A310's on flights to Melbourne, Sydney and Perth mostly for tourists. A major competitor on the Denpasar route was Garuda Indonesia.
The Air Paradise fleet comprised the following aircraft (at July 2005):
- Angkasa Archived 2008-09-29 at the Wayback Machine. March 2007
- Bali News: Bali's Air Paradise to Fly Again in March 2007
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