Qantas to offer daily Melbourne-Bali flights
Starting June – just in time for a sunny winter break.
The flying kangaroo AKA Qantas has announced it will operate daily, direct flights between Victoria's capital starting 23 June 2018.
Previously, Melbournians travelling on Qantas had to connect via Sydney to visit Bali, with its budget airline Jetstar, as well as Garuda Indonesia, being the only airlines to offer direct, regular services between the two cities.
The new Qantas service will be operated by two Boeing 737-800 aircrafts and will depart from Melbourne at 4:50pm daily to arrive in Bali at 9:10pm.
The return service departs Bali at 10:10pm and lands back in Sydney at 5:55am (+1) – just in time to get back to work.
This announcement also comes as Jetstar increases its Melbourne to Bali service from ten times weekly to twice daily, giving Victorians more opportunities to visit the popular Indonesian destination.
"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 choice," said Alison Webster, CEO Qantas International.
Flights on the service are already on sale, with launch-date fares currently priced from $411 each way.
Looking at the Qantas website, these drop down to $343 each way on non-peak weekdays (Mon-Wed) and increase to $601 over peak weekend dates.