Turkish Airlines will join Emirates and Qatar Airways from July 2019 in Bali as the carrier just made its timetable official. The Turkish carrier is also offering more capacities to Vietnam as it separates the flights from Istanbul to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.
Turkish Airlines already announced its intention to fly from Istanbul to Denpasar back to 2016 but the route is turning only concrete now as the airline just released its preliminary schedule.
Turkish Airlines would use the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. This long-haul, mid-size widebody, twin-engine jet is a good choice for the route and offers superb comfort in all classes of services. The route was originally planned to be served with an Airbus A330-300. The carrier will initially start with three weekly flights from July 17, 2019, increasing to a daily frequency from August 8, 2019. It will be the second service into Indonesia after Jakarta.It will be the first non-stop scheduled daily flight to Europe.
The carrier signed last April an expanded codeshare agreement with Garuda Indonesia which allows TK to put its own code on routes served out of Jakarta to Denpasar, Melbourne and Sydney.
The airline is still eventually analysing the option of serve Australia via Indonesia with Bali being a more attractive choice for travellers.
In the rest of Southeast Asia, the airline also announced to change its schedule to Vietnam, offering additional capacities. From September 11, 2019, the Turkish national carrier will separate the route Istanbul-Hanoi-Ho Chi Minh City into two distinctive flights. Istanbul-Ho Chi Minh City will be served on a daily basis while Istanbul-Hanoi will be served by six weekly frequencies.