The Indonesia Civil Aviation Authority has suspended chartered services operated by Tigerair Australia between Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide to Bali as of January 10.
In a statement on Wednesday, the authority said the seizure of the permit was made as the airline had violated the Indonesian law by selling one-way tickets between the Australian cities and Bali.
The permit stated that all chartered services must sell return tickets to and from the original destination. The airline has no right for outbound passengers from Indonesia.
“All foreign airlines must comply with the Indonesian aviation safety regulation and we will provide tougher enforcement of the law,” Agoes Soebagio, spokesperson of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation said in the statement.
To facilitate the 2,000 affected passengers in Bali who had bought Australia-Bali tickets, the civil aviation has given temporary permits to fly them back on January 13 to 16 with stringent conditions to follow.