Western Australians urged to avoid budget airlines when traveling to Bali

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A body that promotes trade between Australia and Indonesia is urging Western Australians to choose established airlines rather than budget carriers when travelling to Bali.

The call comes after IndoJet passengers were left stranded when the company had problems chartering aircraft.

Ross Taylor from the Australia Indonesia Business Council says people should fly with larger carriers to avoid being caught in a similar situation.

“Given the very high level of competition with the low cost larger carriers now, for a few dollars extra it’s a good way of ensuring that you and your family do get to Bali and enjoy your holiday,” he said.

Mr Taylor says established airlines are more reliable.

“People can travel in relative confidence that the service will be operating, so in that light my suggestion would be to really shop around, have a look, there are plenty of bargains to Bali and these services are run by reputable carriers,” he said.