Travel times to Bali to be significantly reduced as Qatar Airways launches new non-stop service
Qatar Airways has announced that from 21 July 2014, the airline will operate a new daily non-stop route from Doha to Bali.
While Bali has long been a popular destination for travellers of Qatar Airways, who could previously fly to Bali Denpasar via a touchdown in Singapore, the expanding global reach of the airline and significant growth in size of its ever-increasing fleet, has enabled the airline to offer this new non-stop direct daily service.
With smooth and frequent connection times in Doha, the new non-stop 10-hour route is sure to benefit passengers flying on the Qatar Airways global network. Another exciting development will take place in October this year when the route will be operated with Qatar Airways’ state of the art Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. Initially the Bali route will be operated with an Airbus A330.
One of the world’s newest aircraft, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner will enable passengers to enjoy Qatar Airways’ renowned five-star service, while experiencing the very latest in international air travel design and comfort.
Chief Executive Officer of Qatar Airways, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “The start of non-stop services from Doha to Bali offers travellers from around the world access to the popular leisure destination in a reduced time, from across our expanding global network.
“We are delighted to confirm that the Boeing 787 Dreamliner will operate on this route from later this year, offering the very latest in design and comfort to passengers who wish to travel on this non-stop route from the Middle East.”
Flying direct to and from Bali, the Dreamliner will have a two-cabin configuration, comprising of 22 seats in Business Class and 232 Economy Class seats with a high standard of comfort on board, including individual 10.5 inch television screens on all Economy Cass seats and a full complimentary food and beverage service.
The route is sure to be popular for those travelling from Qatar Airways extensive route network in Europe, The Middle East and Asia, with connecting journey times to Bali reduced with one quick international transfer at Doha’s soon to be opened Hamad International Airport, one of the world’s newest and most comfortable airports.
Qatar Airways has seen rapid growth in just 17 years of operations, currently flying a modern fleet of 131 aircraft to 137 key business and leisure destinations across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and the Americas.
Over the next few months, the network will grow further with Larnaca, Cyprus (April 29), Al Hofuf, Saudi Arabia (May 15), Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport, Turkey (May 22, 2014), Edinburgh, Scotland (May 28, 2014), Miami, USA (June 10, 2014), Haneda, Japan (June 18, 2014) and Dallas/Fort Worth, USA (July 1, 2014).
Daily non-stop DOHA to/from BALI: (all times local)
QR 962 departs Doha (DOH) at 02:35; arrives Bali Denpesar (DPS) at 17:35
QR 963 departs Bali Denpesar (DPS) at 19:35; arrives Doha (DOH) at 23:59
For further information contact:
Qatar Airways Group, Corporate Communications Department
Tel: +974 40222072
Fax: +974 40225350