Air New Zealand has announced plans to double its capacity to Bali in 2018 when it also plans to extend its operating season between Auckland and Bali.
Air New Zealand presently operates two flights each week in a limited season starting from the end of May until mid-October. Increasing to 3 flights per week during peak travel periods.
In 2018, Air New Zealand plans to fly five times a week between Auckland and Denpasar using Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners with an expanded season beginning in April.
The 2018 expansion of service is subject to regulatory approval from the relevant national aviation authorities.
Air New Zealand Chief Revenue Officer Cam Wallace says Bali continues to prove popular with customers. “The increase in services between Auckland and Bali, as well as the extension to the seasonal service represents year on year growth of more than 90%.”
“Today’s news will give leisure travellers more options when it comes to getting to Bali, with more than 1500 seats available per week each way at peak times.”
The New Zealand national carrier is among the region top airlines for the quality of its service. It was named in JuneAustralasia’s Leading Airline for the ninth year in a row at the prestigious World Travel Awards announced in Shanghai, China. The airline has also been named the inaugural winner of Leading Airline Brand 2017 for Australasia.
Air New Zealand transported in its last financial year 15 million passengers to 30 international destinations and 21 domestic destinations. In Southeast Asia, the carrier recently reopened its Auckland-Singapore route and launched a service to Ho Chi Minh City.