Air Asia X passengers may be stranded in Bali if airline is grounded

Indonesia AirAsia X, which sells cheap flights from Melbourne and Sydney to Bali, is in danger of being grounded by Indonesian authorities next month for not meeting a regulatory requirement to have at least ten aircraft in its fleet.

Air Asia X.

Air Asia X. Image by Roderick Eime / CC BY 2.0

The move would come as another blow to the airline’s reputation in Australia, which was damaged by selling flights from Melbourne to Bali last year before it had received a licence to operate from Australian authorities, forcing passengers to opt for a refund, or be flown through Malaysian affiliate AirAsia X's hub in Kuala Lumpur. Read more:

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