Bali, here we come! Air New Zealand resumes non-stop flights to Denpasar

From its beautiful beaches and lush, terraced rice fields to its rich culture and mouth-watering food, Bali has plenty to offer – and it just got easier for Kiwis to experience.
29 March 2023

Air New Zealand will today resume its non-stop services to the popular Indonesian holiday spot for first time in three years.

"Bali is one of our most popular routes, with more than 17,000 customers welcomed onboard our Air New Zealand aircraft bound for Denpasar in 2019 alone," says Air New Zealand Chief Customer and Sales Officer Leanne Geraghty.

Flight NZ64 will take off from Auckland at 12pm and will be one of three non-stop flights to Denpasar a week from now until the seasonal service wraps up for the year on October 27.

The service will increase to five times a week during the busy winter and school holiday period between 26 June and 30 July.

"It's fantastic to be back flying non-stop services to Bali, a destination that suits every type of traveller – whether it's customers keen to escape the cold to the tropical beaches, families keen for adventure or couples looking for a romantic, peaceful getaway."

"We're thrilled to be able to help connect New Zealanders to this holiday hot spot once again. This is the last of all our international and seasonal routes to get up and running again post Covid, so this certainly shows we are bouncing back."

Bookings for Bali have been strong since the airline announced it would fly non-stop to the destination again, with over 10,000 seats sold in the first week.

July is the most popular month for Bali holidaymakers, with 8,500 customers booked to travel as holidaymakers look to escape winter for the school holidays. June and April are also very popular months.

The airline will fly a 787-9 Dreamliner and customers will receive a meal, Inflight Entertainment, and a checked bag regardless of what cabin they're in.

Indonesia's Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno says resuming non-stop services is wonderful news for the country, which relies heavily on tourism.

"Bali is, and will continue to be, the icon for Indonesia's tourism industry, making up 41 percent of the country's total tourism, and Ngurah Rai International Airport (Denpasar International Airport) is by far the biggest entry point for foreign tourists."

Indonesia's Deputy Minister for Tourism Marketing Ni Made Ayu Marthini says demand to Indonesia has been rising rapidly.

"We are fortunate to be working with airlines partners, such as Air New Zealand, to restart their route and fill seat capacity at least to the pre-pandemic level.

More information on where to go and what to see in Bali can be found at: or the official website of Indonesia Tourism - Indonesia Travel.

Bali Flight Schedule from 29 March 2023:






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* Time will be adjusted by one hour during daylight savings (29-31 March and 27 September - 27 October).


Issued by Air New Zealand Communications.

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About Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand's story started in 1940, first taking to the skies between Auckland and Sydney on a flying boat - a Short S30. Known for its warm Kiwi hospitality, today, the airline has 104 operating aircraft ranging from Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners and Airbus A320s to ATRs and Q300s, offering customers comfort in the latest most efficient jets and turboprops. It's a modern fuel-efficient fleet with an average age of 7.3 years. Air New Zealand's global network of passenger and cargo services centres around New Zealand. Pre-Covid, the airline flew more than 17 million passengers every year, with 3,400 flights per week. Air New Zealand was recently named the World's Safest Airline by the Australian rating service, highlighting the airline's laser-focus on safety. Last year, Air New Zealand won Best Corporate Reputation in New Zealand – 8th year in a row.

Air New Zealand has a well-connected domestic business, connecting customers and cargo to 20 different regions around New Zealand. Internationally, the airline has direct flights to major cities across Australia, Asia, the Pacific Islands and the US, and through its strong relationships with alliance partners, offers customers more choice and convenience to connect further afield to hundreds of destinations. Air New Zealand has a particular focus on sustainability and its Sustainability Framework  helps guide the airline's efforts in tackling some of New Zealand's and the world's most complex challenges. Air New Zealand aircraft are proudly identified by its distinct tail livery of the Mangōpare, the Māori symbol of the hammerhead shark which represents strength, tenacity, and resilience.


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