Indonesia’s Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy is approaching AirAsia to introduce five direct flights from India, Australia, Malaysia, and Brunei Darussalam in cooperation to boost the number of foreign tourists to the country, report Antara News.
These additional flights would include flights from Kolkata and Chennai in India, Perth in Australia, Kuching in Malaysia, and Bandar Seri Begawan in Brunei Darussalam, said Minister Sandiaga Uno during his Weekly Brief.
Sandiaga said he would ask Tony Fernandes, AirAsia Group’s CEO, to invest in Indonesia’s five super-priority tourism destinations (DPSPs) and ten special economic zones (KEKs.)
Fernandes has previously expressed his interest in opening more direct flights to Indonesia, saying Air Asia wants to show the world that Indonesia has much more to offer apart from Bali, report Antara News.
He also expressed interest in investing in hotels to support Indonesia’s vast tourism potential. Through this investment, Indonesia can become a country with significant potential in the tourism sector, he added.
During a recent discussion with several overseas and domestic investors Sandiaga highlighted inputs regarding direct flights from within and outside the country to priority destinations, including Sanur in Bali.
Source: Antara News