Qantas Launches New Direct Service Between Melbourne and Jakarta
Qantas has launched new nonstop service between Melbourne and Jakarta, Indonesia. The route will operate three times weekly with an Airbus A330, complementing existing service between Sydney and Jakarta.
On Sunday (April 16, 2023), Qantas announced the launch of new direct service between Melbourne and Jakarta, complementing existing service to Jakarta from Sydney. The new Melbourne-Jakarta route will operate three times weekly with an Airbus A330. Combined, these flights offer nearly 300,000 seats between Australia and Jakarta annually, and the choice of 10 weekly flights. The new Jakarta service is Qantas’ fourth international route from Melbourne to be added since borders reopened following the pandemic, including service to Delhi, Dallas-Fort Worth, and Tokyo-Haneda.
In Sunday’s announcement, Qantas Domestic and International’s CEO, Andrew David, said,
“We continue to see really strong demand for travel to and from Melbourne, so we’re pleased to be expanding our international network with another new route of out Victoria. Jakarta is becoming an increasingly important destination for our corporate travellers. These direct flights offer more choice and make it even easier for them to do business with one of Australia’s closest neighbours. The route is also a great opportunity for more Indonesians to explore the best of Victoria or visit family and friends, with the flights launching in time for the Lebaran holiday period. We’d like to thank the Victorian Government and Melbourne Airport for their support on the launch of this new route.”
Qantas expects the new Melbourne-Jakarta route to also be popular with travelers connection to and from other major Indonesian cities such as Surabaya and Medan. The Qantas Group operates up to 106 weekly return flights from Australia and Indonesia, including Qantas and Jetstar flights between Melbourne and Bali.