Quoted from second travel (29/9/2022), International flights to Indonesia are limited, making it difficult for foreign tourists to travel to this country.
Responding to this, the Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy (Manparekraf) Sandiaga Uno immediately took swift steps. This is done in coordination with the Ministry of Transportation (Kemenhub).
International Flights to Indonesia
'Poke' the Ministry of Transportation and Airlines
Not only 'poking' the Ministry of Transportation, the Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy is also coordinating with airlines. Domestic and international flights to immediately resolve the problem of Limited International Flights to Indonesia.
“Regarding the addition of international airline flight frequencies to Indonesia. We continue to coordinate with the Ministry of Transportation and domestic and foreign airline companies." He said in the Weekly Press with Sandiaga, Wednesday (28/9/2022).
The results of this coordination indicate that there will soon be overseas flights from a number of airlines. "And there are indications that we will add direct international flights, including Malaysia Airlines.
Those who will open or have already opened Kuala Lumpur- Pekanbaru. Jeju Air from South Korea to Manado. "And also Garuda from Japan to Bali 3 times a week starting November 22 2020. There will be AirAsia later with the Padang-Kuala Lumpur route in October 2022," he said further.
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Limited international flights to Indonesia need to be resolved immediately considering that the holiday season will start soon. "We will continue to encourage additional flight frequencies to increase because we are entering the end of year holiday period. "This means that to get more affordable ticket prices, of course we have to increase flights, we have to increase slot times," he continued.
It is hoped that the increase in international flights to Indonesia will increase the availability of seats, which will hopefully result in cheaper tickets.
"What we hope we can present, I am optimistic will be the increase in the number of flights. "By increasing the number of seats available and hopefully prices will be more affordable," he explained further.
The need for airports to be prepared
In order to support the smooth running of domestic and international flights, according to Sandiaga Airports also need to be prepared well.
"Earlier I landed and waited almost 15 minutes because I was queuing. It turned out that seat reservations in September 2022 had reached almost 3 million seats at Soekarno Hatta.
"Soeta Airport is one of the greatest and we need to prepare airports in Indonesia to accommodate traditional and international flights," he explained.
Meanwhile, in the middle of his statement regarding overseas flights, Sandiaga also touched on the plan to make visas free to Russia. "Regarding direct flight discussions, this has been going on for the last 3 months between Moscow and Denpasar.
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And we are now waiting for finalization with several airlines that will start via charter flights. "This is also related to their offer of free visas for Indonesian tourists to visit and holiday in Moscow," he concluded. (y)