Kiwi’s Keen to Holiday in Indonesia
Air New Zealand to Fly 6 Times a Week to Bali in 2020
Air New Zealand has increased its capacity on its Bali flight with plans to add 80% in total seats by 2020.
Quoted by Kompas.com, the Chief Revenue Officer of the Airline, Cam Wallace, said Bali’s popularity as a holiday destination for New Zealanders makes the addition of capacity a promising business opportunity.
In 2017, a total of 106,941 New Zealand nationals visited Indonesia, increasing 2% from the 105,393 Kiwi’s who visited in 2016. In 2018, the number of New Zealand visitors increased substantially by 20.03% to 128,324 travelers.
New Zealand holidaymakers’ three most preferred destinations in Indonesia are, in order of preference, Bali, Jakarta and the Riau Island. The overwhelming majority visit Bali (102,982), followed by Jakarta (8,103), and Tanjung Uban in Riau (1,791).
Air New Zealand is expanding it flying schedule to Bali by more than two months with 30,000 seats on more than 50 extra flights.
The Airline currently operate 3 flights per week over a season stretching from June until October. During the New Zealand school holidays, the number of weekly flights will increase to 4 using Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners offering 2 classes of service, business and economy.
In keeping with Air New Zealand’s latest announcement, the number of weekly flight will now expand to 6 effective upon Indonesian Government approval. Once the approval is in hand, the schedule of 6 weekly flights will be available from 11 April until 24 October 2020.