By James Wilkinson
Today marks a week of firsts for Pacific Blue, which includes the launch of flights to Asia for the first time.
Pacific Blue has commenced flights to Bali
This morning (November 27), flight DJ 170 took-off from Brisbane at 7:50am bound for Bali complete with premium economy, the first time the increasingly popular product has been offered outside Virgin Blue services.
Tomorrow, Adelaide-Bali and Perth-Bali flights commence, marking the first time the group has offered international flights from both cities.
“Venturing into a brand new market is tremendously exciting for our Group of airlines, particularly given the new flights to Indonesia will be our first foray into Asia,” said Virgin Blue CEO, Brett Godfrey.
“Bali is a natural fit and an obvious choice for Pacific Blue services… it will bring increased competition and a high quality, affordable and importantly, a direct flying option between these three Australian cities and Bali.”
At this stage, premium economy will only be available on Pacific Blue flights to Denpasar, which are operating five times per week from Brisbane, four times from Perth and twice-weekly from Adelaide.
In related news, Pacific Blue will on Tuesday (December 2) commence services between Brisbane and Honiara, marking the first Pacific Blue flight to the Solomon Islands. And sister carrier Polynesian Blue will kick off direct flights from Brisbane to Apia, the Samoan capital, on Monday (December 1).
SpiceNews will be reporting live from Honiara on Tuesday afternoon when the inaugural flight from Brisbane touches down at 2:00pm.