Bali officials are increasingly optimistic about the recovery of the island’s tourism sector as international flights are expected to continue to arrive.
Bali’s Ngurah Rai Airport reopened to international flights on February 4, with a flight from Tokyo’s Narita Airport carrying 12 tourists (previously reported as 6) ushering in the island’s tourism revival. In an update yesterday, Bali Governor Wayan Koster teased the impending relaunch of two international routes to the island.
“On February 16, Singapore Airlines will arrive from Singapore carrying many passengers,” Koster said in a written statement.
After that date, Singapore Airlines is expected to operate daily flights from Singapore to Bali.
Confirming recent reports, Koster also said Australian low-cost airline Jetstar is also expected to resume direct services to Bali from Melbourne and Sydney in March.
“Hopefully there will be no new hurdles,” the governor said of Bali’s international tourism outlook.
In addition, the airport management company PT Angkasa Pura I confirmed that Jetstar had submitted a request to reactivate its routes to Bali. In addition, he said Indonesia’s flag carrier Garuda Indonesia was working to restart its Tokyo Narita-Bali route, while Indonesia’s low-cost carrier Batik Air also wanted to connect Singapore to Bali.
“As for the dates [for the relaunch of those routes]we are not sure yet,” said Taufan Yudhistira, PT Angkasa Pura I Stakeholder Relations Manager.
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