The Jakarta Post
Australian flag carrier Qantas Airways announced on Tuesday that the airline had begun its new daily Melbourne to Denpasar service on June 23.
The new Qantas route came as Jetstar increased its Melbourne to Bali flights from 10 per week to twice daily, according to the airline’s press release received by The Jakarta Post on Wednesday.
“Bali is a very popular holiday destination that caters to different budgets and tastes and with more services between the two countries, we are able to provide customers with a greater choice,” said Qantas International CEO Alison Webster.
The announcement complements Qantas’ year-round daily Sydney to Denpasar service and reflects a strong demand from customers who want a full-service experience traveling to one of Australia’s most popular holiday destinations, the statement says.
Qantas’ Melbourne to Denpasar service will operate a two-class Boeing 737 aircraft, with a checked baggage allowance, in-flight entertainment and food and drinks all included in the fare.
Together with Jetstar, the Qantas Group will now offer customers 84 return services to Bali from across Australia.
“In the last five years, we have seen the number of Australians traveling to Bali more than double, with Qantas and Jetstar carrying 1.6 million customers between them in the last year,” Webster said.