Qatar Airways will operate a new daily non-stop route from its base in Doha to Bali from July 21.
The gulf carrier currently serves the Indonesian island with the Boeing 777-300ER via a stopover in Singapore. According to the airline, the significant growth of its fleet has enabled it introduce the non-stop direct daily service.
The route will initially be operated with an Airbus A330-300, which will be replaced by Qatar’s Boeing 787 Dreamliner in October.
Both the A330 and B787 will feature a two-class configuration, with the Airbus jet offering 30 seats in business class and 275 in economy, while the Boeing Dreamliner has 22 seats in business and 232 in economy.
Qatar Airways will continue to operate its B777-300ER on its Singapore service, which sports a two-class configuration with 42 seats in business class and 293 in economy. The carrier also introduced a second daily B787 service onto the route at the end of last month (see here).
The new direct service to Bali indicates that Qatar Airways is confident that its Singapore services will remain strong regardless of the lack of feeder traffic for the onward leg to Indonesia.
The deployment of the A330 and B787 onto the Bali route makes sense, as both aircraft are smaller than B777, and ideal for a leisure destination such as Bali.
For more information, visit www.qatarairways.com