Australia’s Strategic Airlines plans to launch non-stop service twice a week between Brisbane and Denpasar, Bali on March 19, 2011, subject to government approval.
Fares for the new flights are now on sale starting at A$359 one-way or A$671 return inclusive of taxes at www.flystrategic.com and through participating travel agents.
Strategic Airlines will operate the flights every Wednesday and Saturday with a twin-aisle Airbus A330-200 featuring 30 business-class seats and 243 economy-class seats.
The carrier is introducing the non-stop A330 service in response to strong demand in the Brisbane market for Bali service, according to Damien Vasta, Strategic’s head of commercial.
On December 3 Strategic Airlines added twice-weekly one-stop Brisbane-Townsville-Denpasar service to the weekly Brisbane-Port Hedland-Bali service it was already operating. The carrier operates the three round-trips with with Airbus A320s configured with 12 business-class seats and 144 economy-class seats.
“Currently Bali is enjoying huge popularity with Australians and yet most airlines offer a no-frills service on what is a reasonably long flight. We believe our passengers will really enjoy flying on a wide-bodied Airbus A330 with the comfort and customer service of a full service carrier, at very affordable fares,” says Vasta.
“Bali has always been one of the most popular international destinations for Brisbane holiday-makers due to its affordability, and Strategic is not only creating a new service to fulfill this need, but providing the most competitive fares available,” Vasta adds.
From March 19, Strategic Airlines’ flights will depart Brisbane Airport (BNE) each Saturday and Wednesday morning at 8.30 a.m. and arrive at Denpasar’s Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) at 1.00 p.m. local time. Return flights will depart DPS at 2.45 p.m. and reach BNE at 10.10 p.m. local time.
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