Qantas has announced its seasonal flights to Bali will be extended to a year-round schedule.
Qantas began flying every summer to Bali in 2015, when the national carrier tapped into the need for greater flight options to the holiday isle, offering flights four times a week during the peak holiday season.
Its second year of seasonal flights to Bali began on 14 December and was due to wrap up on 25 March. Instead, a new schedule of flights to the island will begin operation on March 26.
Gareth Evans, CEO of Qantas International, said the year-round Bali flights aim to give customers more choice.
“The combination of Qantas and Jetstar means we can give our customers the maximum range of options for their visit to Bali. That’s important for a destination which caters to different budgets and tastes,” he said.
This is excellent news for holidaymakers who choose not to travel to Bali during peak times – after all, Bali’s weather is famously balmy year-round.
It’s a rare Australian who hasn’t been to Bali. The island’s popularity remains unaltered thanks to its ability to be all things to all people, from yoga enthusiasts, surf nomads and families to those intent on solitude and luxury. Beachside Kuta pumps by night, while the more sedate resort towns of Seminyak and Sanur offer salubrious pleasures in the form of fantastic restaurants, cool bars and great shopping. Limpid pools, lushly forested hills, charming rice paddies and ancient temples proliferate.
The new Qantas schedule will see flights heading to and from Bali Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The service will continue to be operated by Boeing 737 aircraft and offer everything passengers expect from the Qantas experience: baggage allowance, inflight entertainment, food and drinks.