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Qantas Launches New Melbourne Jakarta Flight

Qantas, as many other airlines on the path to post pandemic recovery, is opening and re-opening routes on a regular basis. Specifically in this article we’ll be taking a closer look at the Australian flag carrier’s new direct flight to Jakarta, Indonesia, from Melbourne. We’ll find out when the flight will commence operations, the flight schedule and the aircraft type chosen for the service.

Melourne Australia Airport

When Will the New Melbourne Jakarta Qantas Flight Start?

Jakarta isn’t a new destination on the Qantas route map. The Australian airline already operates a regular service to the Indonesian capital from Sydney’s Kingsford Smith International Airport. However what was missing was a direct flight from Melbourne.

This means that anyone looking to travel with Qantas between Melbourne and Jakarta had no other choice than transit through Sydney. That is until April 16th 2023.

From then onwards there will be a Qantas direct flight option, flight number QF39 which will cover the distance in just over 7 hours on the outbound leg and 6 hours 40 minutes on the return sector.

The Qantas A330 for flight QF39 Melbourne Jakarta

QF39 Melbourne Jakarta Flight Schedule

As mentioned QF39 will start operations on April 16th with the fist flight departing Melbourne International Airport. The flight will have a 3 times weekly frequency with flights every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday.

As for the schedule, this is how it’ll work:

  • Flight QF39 will depart Melbourne (MEL) every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday at 15:10 arriving into Jakarta (CGK) at 19:15
  • The return flight QF40 will fly back departing Jakarta (CGK) at 21:00 every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday arriving into Melbourne (MEL) at 06:40 the next morning.

The Plane For the Flight

Qantas will operate flight QF39 with its Airbus A330-200s. These planes feature a 2 class configuration with business and economy class cabins. Depending on the layout the number of seats can vary as follows:

  • 27, 28 or 36 Business Class seats
  • 224, 225 or 199 Economy Class seats

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