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Formed in 2002 and started operations in 2003. Scheduled, international, passenger and cargo, jet airplane services.
Jl. Tangkuban Perahu No. 66x
Kerobakan Bali, Indonesia
Kuta Magah Block I-J
Jin Bypass I Gusti Ngurah Rai
Kuta Bali, Denpasar (Bali), Indonesia
Indonesia (the Republic of Indonesia) was established in 1945, it covers an area of 1,904,569 sq km, its population is 210 million, its capital city is Jakarta, and its official language is Indonesian.
November 2002: Launch of operations was delayed because of terrorist bomb attacks in Kuta, Bali in October 2002.
1 A310-324 (534, PK-KDW), ex-Singapore (SIA), Rolls Royce (RR) leased. +1 order A310-324.
February 2003: Bali (Denpasar) to Perth and Melbourne (A310-324). 2nd A310 to be used for service to Taipei and Seoul.
March 2003: (API) serves Australian points from Denpasar (Bali) with leased A310's.
International, Scheduled Destinations: Jakarta; Melbourne; & Perth.
August 2003: In September 2003, Sydney - Denpasar (Bali) (2/week). Sydney - Melbourne - Denpasar (2/week).
A300B4-622R (633), Ansett Worldwide (AWW) leased. Will be used on a new route to Sydney. Plans to lease a 737-400 have been deferred.
October 2003: Denpasar (Bali)-Taipei (3/week).
November 2003: 737-7K2 (29345, PH-HZW), Transavia (TAV) wet-leased. To be used for routes between Denpasar, Perth, and Taipei, to cover the temporary withdrawal for "C" maintenance check and reconfiguration (to all-economy (Y) class) of its A310-300.
December 2003: In April 2004, Denpasar to Tokyo (A300, 3/week).
February 2004: In March 2004, Denpasar (Bali)-Adelaide (2/week).
October 2004: Has again leased a 737-800 from Transavia (TAV) for Bali's forthcoming peak season but unlike the previous lease, this will be painted in full (API) livery.
November 2004: In December 2004, Denpasar (Bali) - Brisbane, Seoul; - Osaka.
A310-324 (500, PK-KDN), Rolls Royce (RRC) leased.
May 2005: Air Paradise International (API) is a Bali-based carrier operating services to Australia, Japan and South Korea. Plans to serve Shanghai, and Guangzhou, China at a later stage.
(IATA) Code: AD - 817. (ICAO) Code: PRZ - RADISAIR.
Parent organization/shareholders: Bounty Group (Kadek Wiranatha) (100%).
Main Base: Denpasar Bali International airport (DPS). SITA: DPSGMAD.
International, Scheduled Destinations: Adelaide; Brisbane; Melbourne; Osaka; Perth; Seoul; & Sydney.
July 2005: A300B4-622R (677, PK-), ex-China Airlines (CHI), (ILF) LSD 7/05.
November 2005: Air Paradise International (API) of Indonesia announced it was suspending service due to the "devastating effects" of the recent Bali terrorist attacks. Chairman & owner, Kadek Wiranatha expressed his "sincere regret to the airline's employees, creditors and the traveling public for having to suspend the airline's operations" on the company's website. The number of tourists visiting Bali in October compared to the year-ago month fell -37% to 81,109, according to "The Australian." Qantas (QAN) and Australian Airlines (AUS) agreed to repatriate a reported 1,500 stranded (API) ticket holders at no cost. "We will operate more special services if required, however, we expect to be able to accommodate all remaining passengers on our scheduled services over the coming weeks," (QAN) Executive General Manager, John Borghetti said. Established in 2003 - - after a four-month delay due to the 2002 Bali bombings - - to service the Australian/Balinese tourist route in the wake of Ansett (ANS)'s collapse, (API) employed 350 and carried approximately 20,000 passengers per month aboard two A300s and two A310s between Denpasar and Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. The carrier has retained Australian corporate recovery firm KordaMentha.
December 2005: Australian Airlines (AUS) will fill the void left by the failure of Air Paradise International (API) by adding a fourth weekly service between Sydney and Bali Dec 19 and commencing weekly service between Perth and Bali Dec 26. Further Bali service increases are planned for the end of January.