KOMPAS.com – Qatar Airways resumed flights to the Indonesian holiday island of Bali on Wednesday, July 1 after three months of disruption due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
In a statement made available to Kompas.com, Qatar Airways said that the resumptin of service to Indonesia's Bali marked an important step for the airlines to rebuild its networks in the Asia Pacific.
“We are very pleased to continue our service to Denpasar, Bali, one of the most popular tourist destinations along with an increased flight frequency to Jakarta,” said Qatar Airways Vice President for Southeast Asia Jared Lee on Wednesday, July 1.
“We would like to support the recovery of tourism in Indonesia and very much look forward to the return of international holiday trips. With travel restrictions being eased around the world, we are confident that travelers will return soon,” he added.
The service to Indonesia's Bali uses Boeing 787-8 with a configuration of 22 flatbed seats in Business Class and 232 seats in Economy Class. The Qatari flag carrier will also increase flights to Jakarta from Doha 11 times a week starting from July 7.
Here are the complete flight schedule for Qatar Airways on Bali and Jakarta Routes
Denpasar, Bali, seven times a week starting July 1, 2020
Doha (DOH) to Denpasar (DPS) QR962 departure 0:45 am arrival 3:45 pm.
Denpasar (DPS) to Doha (DOH) QR961 departure 10:00 pm arrival 02:35 am+1 day
Jakarta, 11 times a week starting July 7, 2020
Doha (DOH) to Jakarta (CGK) QR956 departure 02:20am arrival 03:20pm
Doha (DOH) to Jakarta (CGK) QR958 departure 07:45 pm arrival 08:45 am+1 day
Jakarta (CGK) to Doha (DOH) QR955 departure 00:40 am arrival 05:10 am
Jakarta (CGK) to Doha (DOH) QR957 departure 06:25 pm arrival 10:55 pm
Qatar Airways hopes that the additional flights will provide better connectivity between Hamad International Airport and Asia Pacific destinations such as Australia, the statement said.
Qatar Airways has improved safety protocols for passengers and cabin crew. The airline has made several changes such as the use of personal protective equipment (APD) by the crew, including gloves, masks, safety goggles, and protective clothing that matches their uniforms.
The crew has reduced interaction with passengers during a flight. The passengers will be given masks, gloves, and hand sanitizer gel. The airline also provides face shields for adults and children. Passengers traveling from Hamad International Airport will receive face shields at the check-in counter, while in some destinations will be distributed at the boarding gate.
Qatar Airways allows unlimited date changes and passengers can make necessary changes on their destinations if they are still within 5,000 miles of their original destination. The airline will not charge a price difference for trips that will complete before December 30 this year, after which price conditions will apply. All ticket reservations until December 31, 2020, will be valid for up to two years from the issuing date, the statement said.
(Writer: Kahfi Dirga Cahya | Editor : Kahfi Dirga Cahya)
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