According to reporting from Antara News, Citilink Indonesia have opened a new twice a week international flight route from Bali to Papua New Guinea using an Airbus 320 with a capacity of 180 seats.
Putu Supadma Rudana, Deputy Chairperson of the House of Representatives’ (DPR’s) Inter-Parliamentary Cooperation Agency (BKSAP) applauded the initiative, saying that he appreciated Citilink Indonesia, the central government, Bali government, and state-owned enterprises (SOEs) for the opening of the flight route to strengthen bilateral cooperation with Papua New Guinea.
Along with President Director of Citilink Indonesia Dewa Kadek Rai and Head of Bali Tourism Office Tjok Bagus Pemayun, he launched the Bali-Papua New Guinea flight route at Ngurah Rai International Airport, Bali, on Sunday, say Antara News.
Rudana hoped that the Bali-Papua New Guinea flight route would improve connectivity, economic, sociocultural, defence and security relations, and most importantly, support the sovereignty of both nations, report Antara News.
In addition, he also hoped that the newly opened flight route would support Bali’s efforts to achieve its international tourist arrival target of 4.5-million for this year, expressing optimism that the connectivity will boost the growth of the economic, tourism, and investment sectors.
Source: Antara News