Jetstar is to launch new services between Brisbane and Bali using the Boeing 787.
The airline stated that it would become the first scheduled 787 operator into Indonesia as it completed its inaugural international service using the aircraft on Wednesday, flying between Melbourne and Bali.
Jetstar Australia and New Zealand CEO David Hall stated that the airline would become the only carrier to offer a widebody aircraft on the Brisbane to Denpasar route, which Jetstar plans to launch from April 16, subject to government and regulatory approval.
Brisbane Airport welcomed the news, stating that the new Jetstar service would be the airport’s first scheduled 787 route, running four times a week. Jetstar will be the third airline operating a service to Bali from Brisbane, alongside Garuda Indonesia and Virgin Australia.
Jetstar also announced its intention to operate the 787 between Sydney and Bali beginning in January, and from Sydney to Phuket starting in February.