Qantas’ popular Sydney-Denpasar seasonal route is set to become a year-round service starting March 2017, enabling Australian travellers to the Indonesian island improved access during off-season periods.

As with the current seasonal service, the year-round flights will continue to be operated by a two-class Boeing 737-800 with four flights running weekly. The service adds to low-cost subsidiary Jetstar’s 60 return services between Australia and Bali per week.

“The combination of Qantas and Jetstar means we can give customers the maximum range of options for their visit to Bali,” said the airline’s CEO, Gareth Evans. “That’s important for a destination which caters to different budgets and tastes.

“We’ve had a fantastic response to Qantas’ seasonal service, especially from our frequent flyers, so we felt the time was right to go year-round. For the past couple of years, we’ve been taking a more agile, flexible approach to our Asian network – responding to growing demand where we see it – and this is the latest example of that strategy in action.”

The current seasonal service – now in its second year – runs until March 25, 2017, at which point the year-round services will continue starting March 26.

Details of the expanded year-round service are as follows (all times local):

Flight No. From To Departs Arrives Days
QF43 Sydney Denpasar 1640* 2120 Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun
QF44 Denpasar Sydney 2220 0620+1*

*Flights depart from and arrive in Sydney one hour later during Australian Daylight Saving Time (DST)