SYDNEY, Jan. 12 (Xinhua) -- Tigerair Australia has said Indonesia should allow them to service flights from Bali, as Australian tourists remain stranded in the island holiday destination following an abrupt suspension of their agreement.
The Indonesian head of Air Transport banned the airline from operating on its routes from Bali to Perth, Brisbane, and Melbourne earlier in the week, over claims they sold tickets in Indonesia, contravening their operating agreement.
Tigerair chief Rick Sharp insisted on Thursday that his company has not engaged in any wrongdoing and operated in full compliance with its agreement giving approval to operate from Australia to Bali until March 25, 2017.
"We are working constructively with the Indonesian government to commence flying to Bali again as soon as possible and to work through the new requirements they have given us this week," Sharp said in a statement.
"If the Indonesian government does not wish to honour the current agreement, we are asking them to give us a grace period so that we can continue to fly while we work through the new requirements together."
Tigerair flights on Thursday and early Friday were cancelled, with the remainder of the schedule still under review, the company said.