Air New Zealand has announced it will operate a second season of direct flights to the Indonesian island of Bali next year.
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The airline re-launched direct flights to the popular holiday spot between June and October this year, and today said there was clear demand for a second season.
Air New Zealand group general manager Bruce Parton said Kiwis jumped to the opportunity to visit the island, particularly during the school holiday periods.
There was a 38 per cent increase in New Zealanders heading to Bali, compared to the 2011 winter, he said.
"More than a third of our seats to Bali for the 2012 season sold within the first week so we're expecting them to be incredibly popular once again."
A Boeing 767-300 aircraft will operate twice weekly non-stop from Auckland to Denpasar from June 1 to October 15 next year - three weeks longer than the 2012 season.
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