Qantas is set to make flights on the popular Sydney-Bali corridor a little more cosy by moving from a Boeing 737 to the better-appointed Airbus A330 from 31 March 2019.
For passengers in the pointy end, that means upgrading from this...
... to this.
The Qantas Business Suite seats bring far more comfort and privacy, along with greatly increased personal space for each passenger .
And of course, if you want to catch some shut-eye on the six-hour overnight leg of QF44 from Bali to Sydney, that task will be made much easier in the A330's lie-flat business class beds.
Travellers looking to trade their Qantas Points for a reward seat to Bali and back – a not unpopular option – should find that task made easier due to the significant increase in the number of business class seats on the route, which rockets from 12 on the single-aisle Boeing 737 to 28 on the twin-aisle Airbus A330.
“Bali is an incredibly popular destination with Australians, and we are seeing an increase in demand for premium travel,” observes Qantas International CEO Alison Webster, noting that over 1.2 million Australians visited Indonesia in the 12 months to October 2018, while an estimated one in ten Australians planning an overseas trip in the next twelve months have Bali on their radar.
“Our A330s are extremely popular with customers on other routes into Asia, and having this operate on the overnight flight back from Bali – particularly the fully flat bed in business - will make the flight even more comfortable.”