Air New Zealand has confirmed plans to return to Bali for a second summer season in 2013.
The airline operated twice weekly Auckland-Denpasar flights between June and October this year, and said that high passenger numbers indicated a “clear demand for a second season”.
A Boeing 767-300 aircraft will operate the direct Bali route twice a week from 1 June to 15 October 2013 – three weeks longer than the 2012 season.
“Our direct service to Denpasar is a hassle free and considerably quicker alternative to options offered by other carriers, which often involve lengthy layovers and total journey times ranging anywhere from 14 to 24 hours,” said Air NZ’s Group General Manager for Australasia, Bruce Parton.
“More than a third of our seats to Bali for the 2012 season sold within the first week so we’re expecting them to be incredibly popular once again,” he added.
The 2013 flights are subject to regulatory approval.