Indonesia AirAsia X Launches Sydney to Bali Sales

Indonesia AirAsia X has launched sales for its second route into Australia to Sydney from Bali (Denpasar) with the first flight from Sydney taking off on 17th October, 2015.

This new route for the popular low cost carrier goes on sale today (12.00 noon Sydney time 12th August) until Sunday 16th August 2015, or until sold out, with an incredible low fare available for a limited time only from $119* one-way to Bali. Bookings can be made at www.airasia.com. Travel period is 17 October 2015 – 31 August 2016.

AirAsia X’s popular Premium flatbed seats will also be on sale from $399* one-way.

Indonesia AirAsia X will commence services with five weekly flights between Sydney and the popular Indonesian island getaway, a favourite destination for Australian visitors.

Flights will depart Sydney to Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The flights have been granted approval by Australian and Indonesian authorities.

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Indonesia AirAsia X CEO Dendy Kurniawan is in Sydney today to launch the route along with representatives from Sydney Airport.

“We’re really pleased to launch this service and connect with Australia’s largest city,” Mr Kurniawan said.

“Bali has long been a favoured holiday destination for Australians and it continues to grow in popularity.

“Our Melbourne to Bali route has been well received and seen strong load factors so we’re delighted to expand connectivity with the east coast of Australia.

“The special introductory sale fare from Sydney of $119* is a great offer for Sydneysiders to enjoy a tropical Bali escape on our direct flights.”

An Airbus A330-300 aircraft will operate the route with a seating capacity of 377. The configuration will be AirAsia X’s standard configuration of 365 economy seats and 12 Premium flatbed seats.

AirAsia X commercial manager Australia and New Zealand Stuart Myerscough said, “Bali is fast becoming an important hub for AirAsia with Australians also able to connect on to 16 direct AirAsia flights from Bali to destinations such as Jakarta, Bangkok, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and many more.

“This important connectivity will increase over time and provide a range of travel choices to Bali and beyond.”

Sydney Airport managing director and chief executive officer Kerrie Mather said, “We’re looking forward to welcoming Indonesia AirAsia X to Sydney Airport, offering Bali-bound passengers greater choice and convenience.

“Bali remains a favourite destination for Sydneysiders, with around 276,000 passengers departing Sydney over the past 12 months.

“Indonesia AirAsia X also provides a welcome boost in low cost capacity servicing rapidly growing Asian markets, with considerable inbound potential for Sydney and Australia.”

AirAsia X currently flies between Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Gold Coast.

Indonesia AirAsia serves Bali from Perth and Darwin, whilst Indonesia AirAsia X commenced flights between Melbourne and Bali in March this year.

AirAsia X was the first low cost carrier in the world to introduce flatbed seats, which have standard business class specifications of 20” width, 60” pitch and stretch out to 77” in full recline position.

They feature universal power sockets, adjustable headrests and built-in personal utilities such as tray table, drink holder, reading light and privacy screen.

Business Class guests also enjoy complimentary products and services including Pick A Seat, Priority Check-in, Priority Boarding, Priority Baggage, Baggage Allowance, Flight Change, Combo Meal and Premium Pillow & Duvet.

AirAsia X, together with AirAsia, provides Australians with low fares and connectivity to over 100 destinations across 22 countries.

AirAsia X was named the World’s Best Low Cost Airline Premium Seat and the World’s Best Low Cost Airline Premium Cabin titles at the 2015 Skytrax World Airline Awards. The AirAsia Group also received its seventh consecutive year title as the World’s Best and Asia’s Best Low Cost Airline at the awards.

For bookings or further information visit www.airasia.com  Flights and fares are subject to availability.

Travellers can also log onto AirAsia’s one-stop travel portal at AirAsiaGo.com which offers more than 80,000 three-star, five-star and boutique hotels to choose from.

*Flights from Sydney to Bali will commence on 17 October 2015. Flights and fares are subject to availability. Booking period 12 August 2015 from 12PM AEST – 16 August 2015, or until sold out. Travel period 17 October 2015 – 31 August 2016. Seats are limited and not available on all flights/days or at peak periods. Fares are for one way travel, hand luggage only and fully inclusive of all taxes and charges. Fees apply for checked baggage. Business Class fares come with complimentary services as advertised on airasia.com. Lowest fares available online at airasia.com. No processing fees are applicable for online bookings made with PayPal. Next best possible fare available via phone with additional $25 service fee. All amounts are in Australian dollars unless stated otherwise. See airasia.com for full details and Conditions of Carriage.

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One Key Resources expands with NSW acquisition of Pegasus Employment

Mining and infrastructure labour hire and workforce services specialist One Key Resources has made a strategic acquisition by purchasing the labour hire business Pegasus Employment from Hunter Valley-based integrated services firm Pegasus.

Pegasus provide labour hire, training and induction and log-in systems and through expansion in other parts of their business have decided to exit labour hire.

One Key Resources managing director Grant Wechsel said Pegasus Employment was a good fit with One Key’s existing services and the business would be fully integrated under the One Key Resources brand.

“We’ve had experience ourselves in the region with our own operation based at Singleton,” Mr Wechsel said.

“One Key Resources is committed to the coal industry and this acquisition provides us with great long term opportunities in the Hunter Valley as well as other regions in NSW.

“We are excited to build on the great reputation that Pegasus has in the local area and believe our commitment to exceptional service combined with our strong industry background will make for a successful business in the long term.”

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Approximately 170 field staff have transitioned across to One Key Resources with three permanent Pegasus local staff also joining the One Key office in Singleton. One Key Resources regional manager for NSW Todd Geddes will be overseeing the local operation.

Pegasus chief executive officer Adam Boyle said, “As Pegasus moves to focus on our contractor engagement and workforce management services, we are confident that One Key Resources will service our employees and clients with the same professionalism and care as we were proud to do as Pegasus Employment for the past 25 years.

“We wish One Key Resources and its people all the best and trust the Hunter Valley mining sector will welcome them as they did us.”

Rugby league legend Darren Lockyer is a director of One Key Resources and plays a key role in business development and client and community relations. He will be visiting the region for an event and site visits in the coming months.

One Key has extensive operations throughout Queensland, Western Australia and in the Northern Territory servicing the mining, gas and infrastructure sectors. Earlier this year One Key Resources formed a majority indigenous owned joint venture in the Northern Territory with Wedgetail Larrakia Corporation to provide much needed innovative labour hire solutions to the Northern Territory. This acquisition in New South Wales continues the company’s national expansion.

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