Indonesian Minister of Tourism Encourages Foreign Airlines from 5 Countries to Increase Flights to Indonesia

- 24 May 2022 16:05 WIB
Tourims in Bali.
Tourims in Bali.

JAKARTADAILY.ID – The Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy is coordinating with the Ministry of Transportation to encourage foreign airlines to increase the number of international flights to Indonesia as the terms and conditions for foreign travel are relaxed.

"We will continue to improve tourism competitiveness with competing countries and of course, we hope this will further stimulate the economy and the target of 1.8 million to 3.6 million foreign tourist visits hopefully can be achieved," said Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno in the Weekly Press Briefing at the Sapta Pesona Building, Central Jakarta, Monday, May 23, 2022.

Sandiaga said that international airlines prioritized increasing the number of flights from five countries that contributed a lot to the arrival of foreign tourists to Bali, namely the United States, Australia, Britain, France, and Singapore.

"We will continue to collaborate with airlines to increase the quantity and flight schedule and we will continue to carry out promotional programs with the theme of integrated cooperation such as at ATM (Arabian Travel Market) Dubai, SATTE (South Asia Travel & Tourism Expo) 2022, and our visit to "The markets with great potential are the five countries we mentioned earlier. We hope this will be a good signal and momentum," he said.

Sandiaga said the increase in the number of flights was also aimed at reducing flight ticket prices to make them more affordable for the public.

"Because the number of flights is very limited, the seating capacity is very limited and now we are working with dedication to talking to a number of (airlines) flights to increase the number of flights. So that ticket prices will be much more affordable and later there will also be promos -promo," said Sandiaga.

Also Read: Huawei's Top Wearables, Huawei Watch GT3 pro and Huawei Watch Fit 2, Will Soon be Available in Indonesia

Moreover, said Sandiaga, there are a number of international events that will be held in Indonesia in line with the appointment of Indonesia as the holder of the G20 Presidency.

Deputy for Strategic Policy at the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy, Nia Niscaya, added that in addition to coordinating with the Ministry of Transportation, his party also coordinated with a number of aviation associations to encourage the addition of this number of flights.

"At least the number of flights can return to what it was before the pandemic period because airlines have not fully recovered," Nia said.

Follow us on Google News

Editor: Suksmajati Kumara


Related Article

Latest News