Tigerair Australia (TT, Melbourne Tullamarine) has formally abandoned plans to resume flights to Indonesia after authorities there denied the Australian LCC the necessary approvals needed to resume flights to Denpasar on Friday, February 3, 2017.

"The Indonesian authorities have informed Tigerair that they require an alternative regulatory solution for Tigerair’s operations to Bali," it said in a statement. "This solution would take at least six months to implement and would compromise the airline’s ability to offer low-cost airfares to travellers to Bali."

Given this recent development, Tigerair Australia said it had since taken the formal decision to permanently withdraw from the Australia-Bali market.

Indonesia's Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) barred Tigerair from carrying out flights to Bali in mid-Janaury citing concerns about one-way tickets being sold as well the use of wet-leased B737-800 aircraft.