Words by Jason Dutton-Smith
To meet increased demand for Aussie travellers to Bali over the upcoming popular Christmas period, Qantas has announced new seasonal flights between Sydney and Denpasar (Bali).
The carrier will operate four return services per week, for a total of 33 return services, commencing 4 December 2015 until 29 January 2016 and utilising a Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
The new service will add an additional 48 business class seats per week from Australia to the popular Indonesian business and holiday island.
Although it's an international flight, Qantas is using domestic aircraft (note: that includes the domestic business class cabin) to cater for the high demand of flights from Sydney to Bali over the peak Christmas and holiday season.
Qantas International CEO Gareth Evans said the airline was pleased to expand its offering to customers wanting a full service, premium travel option direct to Bali.
“We know how attractive Bali is as a holiday destination, so through efficient use of our aircraft, we’ve unlocked more domestic B737 flying time, delivering on our strategy to offer a dynamic and flexible network,” said Mr Evans.
“It means we can give customers more choice and cater for the spikes in demand we see over the summer peak.
"On the new seasonal services, our customers will enjoy Qantas’ renowned service, a Rockpool designed menu served on Marc Newson tableware and Kate and Jack Spade amenity kits with Aurora Spa ASPAR products will be offered in Business."
The news follows further increases to service over the upcoming peak period with an additional 140 international services to Singapore, Jakarta and New Zealand.
Qantas’ new seasonal Bali services will operate on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays with fares starting from $1,933 return.