Virgin scraps Port Hedland to Bali flights amid low demand claims

Alexander ScottNorth West Telegraph
Virgin Australia has scrapped its Port Hedland to Bali flights.
Camera IconVirgin Australia has scrapped its Port Hedland to Bali flights. Credit: Rick Rycroft/AP

Pilbara residents looking forward to flying from Port Hedland to Bali later this year have been left grounded with the popular route scrapped.

It comes after the North West Telegraph reported in March flights were set to resume in November marking a return to international travel for the North West.

The popular once-a-week flight route was put on hold for almost two years due to international border closures during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Two-hour, 10-minute flights from Port Hedland to Denpasar went on sale earlier this year, with the first flight originally planned to leave at 5.45pm on Saturday, November 5.

A Virgin Australia spokesperson said customer demand for the flights had “subdued”.

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The spokesperson said the airline would revisit the service if and when demand recovered.

“We are sorry for any inconvenience caused, and have done our best to manage ongoing restrictions and fluctuations in demand caused by COVID-19”, they said.

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