November 17, 2020, 08.53 PM – A new year will soon approach, and Indonesian airlines have started competing in offering the cheapest flights to Bali from Jakarta.

Booking airfare tickets from the capital city to Bali have become expensive triggering criticism from Bali Governor, I Wayan Koster.

The Bali Governor has especially aimed his critique towards national air carriers. has decided to investigate the claims and assess prices of flights to Bali from Jakarta offered by six Indonesian airlines including Garuda Indonesia.

The prices presented are for airfare tickets from Jakarta to Bali for a direct flight on November 21 for one adult.

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Here is what found:

1. Garuda Indonesia

The cheapest flights to Bali from Jakarta from the country’s national air carrier is a one-way, Economy class direct flight ticket price of Rp $108 (Rp 1,579,100) inclusive of tax and additional fees.

Business-class tickets charge for $430 (Rp 6,292,600) including tax and supplementary fees.

We tried to find a price for First Class tickets from Jakarta to Bali, but we were given the following notification:

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“Invalid request. We apologize for the inconvenience. We are experiencing difficulties processing your request. We are unable to offer suggestions for your search. Please change your criteria and change again.”

Round-trip flights

Our investigation for flights departing Jakarta on November 21 and arriving in Bali on November 22 costs Rp $216 (Rp 3,158,200) inclusive of tax and additional fees.

Using the same inputted data, but for Business Class, travelers will have to pay an all-inclusive price of $1,058 (Rp 15,482,600). received the same notification message for a round trip, First Class airfare price.

2. Citilink

The cheapest flights to Bali from Jakarta using Citilink for an Economy Class ticket without Flight-Plus benefits range from $51 (Rp 739,800), $73 (Rp 1,075,300), and $83 (Rp 1,208,400).

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Flights for the Green Zone Class and Super Green Class every Saturday are sold out until the end of 2020.

Round-trip flights

Citilinks offers the same prices for a November 21 flight from Jakarta to Bali as listed in the previous section while offering five price ranges for a return flight to Indonesia’s capital city from Bali on November 22: $64 (Rp 941,100), $69 (Rp 1,008,200), $78 (Rp 1,141,300), $87 (Rp 1,275,000), and $92 (Rp 1,342,600).

The combined total for an all-inclusive, round-trip flight using the cheapest ceiling price offered is $115 (Rp 1,680,900).

Flights for the Green Zone Class and Super Green Class every Saturday and Sunday are sold out until the end of 2020.

3. Batik Air

Another one of Indonesia’s air carriers, Batik Air offers all-inclusive, one-way tickets ranging from $49 (Rp 713,400), $60 (Rp 871,800), and $65 (Rp 949,900) for Economy Class.

Business Class will set travelers back $162 (Rp 2,366,700) and $269 (Rp 3,940,800) inclusive of tax and additional fees.

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Round-trip flights

Batik Air only offers different price ceiling for a Bali-Jakarta flight starting as low as $54 (Rp 792,600) up to $86 (Rp 1,263,500).

Business Class return flights back to Indonesia’s capital city will charge travelers $430 (Rp 6,301,400).

The cheapest flights to Bali from Jakarta for a round-trip will cost travelers $103 (Rp 1,506,000) while the lowest price in Business Class costs $592 (Rp 8,668,100) using Batik Air.

4. Lion Air

The cheapest flights to Bali from Jakarta from Lion Air is its special promo price of $37 (Rp 539,600) for a single trip to Indonesia’s island destination while regular Economy Class airfare costs $46 (Rp 673,800).

Business Class flights on Saturdays are sold out until the end of the year.

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Round-trip flights

Round-trip flights will cost $92 (Rp 1,347,600) inclusive of tax and additional fees whereas it will cost travelers $83 (Rp 1,213,400) using Lion Air’s promo price.

5. AirAsia

The cheapest flights to Bali from Jakarta using AirAsia costs at least $62 (Rp 911,400) and a maximum of $68 (Rp 990,600).

Prices returning to the capital city on November 22 also costs $62 (Rp 911,400) with a maximum ceiling price of $68 (Rp 990,600).

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Thus, the cheapest travelers will pay when taking an AirAsia flight to Bali and back to Jakarta is $125 (Rp 1,822,800) all-inclusive.

6. Sriwijaya Air was unable to find flights to Bali from Jakarta on Saturday as there are no outbound flights on the date we picked using Sriwijaya Air.

An Economy Class airfare for one adult on December 5 costs $119 (Rp 1,737,000) all-inclusive where round-trip flights will cost your $163 (Rp 2,380,000).

Based on our investigation and analyses of flights to Bali from Jakarta offered by Indonesian airlines, it is concluded that the cheapest Economy Class tickets are offered by Lion Air while the most expensive is from Sriwijaya Air.

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The cheapest flights to Bali from Jakarta under Business Class are provided by Batik Air while Garuda Indonesia offers the most expensive airfare

As for round-trip flights, Lion Air is hard to beat with their competitive prices whereas Garuda Indonesia costs travelers the most.

Lastly, Batik Air makes available the cheapest Business Class round-trip flights while Garuda Indonesia takes the cake for the most expensive Business Class airfare tickets.

(Writer: Nabilla Ramadhian | Editor: Anggara Wikan Prasetya)


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