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Qatar Airways announced yesterday that it will operate a third daily non-stop route from Doha’s Hamad International Airport (HIA) to Bali Denpasar.

The new direct flight will operate from May 7, with the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

In a press statement, the Doha-based carrier said they had their first direct service to Bali in 2014, later enhancing this to a twice daily frequency.

Prior to this, Qatar Airways served the destination via a touchdown in Singapore, but the “expanding global reach of the airline and significant growth in size of its fleet” have enabled the airline to now offer three daily direct non-stop flights.

Qatar Airways Group chief executive Akbar al-Baker was quoted by Gulf Times, “The start of triple-daily non-stop services from Doha to Bali Denpasar and return offers passengers from our global network even greater access to this popular leisure destination with smooth international transfers and a variety of times to suit their own schedules.” Bali residents and regional travelers will also be able to enjoy the benefits.

“We are delighted to confirm that the Boeing 787 Dreamliner will operate the third frequency on this route, offering the very latest in design and comfort to passengers, complemented by our other wide-body aircraft, the Boeing 777 and Airbus A330.”

The route is currently operated by Boeing 777 and Airbus A330 wide-body aircraft on its existing double-daily offering.

The schedule of the new daily direct flight (May 7 to October 28) is as follows: QR964 departing Doha at 5.45pm and arriving in Bali Denpasar at 8.10am (+1), and QR965 departing Bali Denpasar at 9.30am and arriving in Doha at 2.05pm.