Virgin suspends direct flights from Adelaide to Bali

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A delay in the delivery of new Boeing planes has forced Virgin Australia to suspend its direct service from Adelaide to Bali until June 9.

Travellers will now have to fly via Brisbane, Sydney or Melbourne, pushing the travel time up to 14 hours.

“We have made the decision to continue suspension of direct Adelaide-Bali services from June 2024 due to various factors including the delayed delivery of new aircraft,” a Virgin Australia spokesperson said.

“We acknowledge this decision will be disappointing for some guests and we sincerely apologise for any inconvenience.

“Guests booked to travel between Adelaide and Bali from June onwards will be directly contacted by Virgin Australia or their travel agent to provide alternative arrangements, including connecting flights to and from Bali on the booked day of travel via Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. Where an alternative is not suitable, guests will be offered a full refund.”

Virgin relaunched the Adelaide-Bali service in September 2022 following the hiatus caused by the pandemic.

Travellers can still fly direct from Adelaide on a Jetstar service which will add more seats as the high season approaches.