JAKARTA, June 26 (JDN.id) – Australian flag carrier Qantas announced in a statement on Tuesday it has started a new daily Melbourne – Denpasar (Bali) service from 23 June 2018.
The new route, operated by a Boeing 737-800 aircraft, complements its year round daily Sydney – Denpasar service. It also reflects a strong travel demand for a full-service flight to Australia’s second largest and oldest city.
The airline said in-flight entertainment, meals and checked baggage allowance, are included in the ticket price.
Together with its low-cost carrier subsidiary, Jetstar, the Qantas Group will now offer customers 84 return services to Bali from across Australia, making it the biggest international airline group operating into the island.
Qantas’ expansion follows Jetstar’s move to increase its Melbourne-Bali flights from ten per week to twice daily.
“As a Group, we’ve built flexibility into our network to respond to growing demand where we see it,” Alison Webster, CEO Qantas International said on the statement.
“Bali is a very popular holiday destination which caters to different budgets and tastes and with more services between the two countries, we are able to provide customers with greater choices,” she said.
Webster said the last five years, the Group has observed that the number of Australians travelling to Bali grew more than double. Qantas and Jetstar carried 1.6 million customers between them in the last year.
Founded in Queensland in 1920 and registered originally as the Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services, Qantas has been regarded as Australia’s iconic brand.
Operating more than 7,300 flights each week, Qantas Group carries more than 50 million passengers each year to more than 1,000 destinations around the world together with its partners.