From its beautiful beaches and lush, terraced rice fields to its rich culture and mouth-watering food, Bali has plenty to offer.

Air New Zealand will today resume its non-stop services to the popular Indonesian holiday spot for the first time in three years.

“Bali is one of our most popular routes, with more than 17,000 customers welcomed onboard our Air New Zealand aircraft bound for Denpasar in 2019 alone,” says Air New Zealand Chief Customer and Sales Officer, Leanne Geraghty.

Flight NZ64 will take off from Auckland at 1200 and will be one of three non-stop flights to Denpasar a week from now until the seasonal service wraps up for the year on October 27.

The service will increase to five times a week during the busy New Zealand winter and school holiday period between June 26 and July 30.

“It’s fantastic to be back flying non-stop services to Bali, a destination that suits every type of traveller – whether it’s customers keen to escape the cold to the tropical beaches, families keen for adventure or couples looking for a romantic, peaceful getaway.”

“We’re thrilled to be able to help connect New Zealanders to this holiday hot spot once again. This is the last of all our international and seasonal routes to get up and running again post Covid, so this certainly shows we are bouncing back,” the Auckland-based Star Alliance member comments on its return to Bali.

Bookings for Bali have been strong since the airline announced it would fly non-stop to the destination again, with over 10,000 seats sold in the first week.

The airline will fly a 787-9 Dreamliner on its Auckland-Bali route, with fully flat business class seating arranged in the carrier’s signature 1-1-1 configuration.

The Air New Zealand 787-9s also feature a 2-3-2 configured premium economy and comfortable 3-3-3 standard economy cabin.

Flights will depart Auckland on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 1100 for a same day arrival into Bali at 1620.

The returns depart Denpasar at 1730 and get back into Auckland the following morning at 0530.