4 Chinese airlines request direct flights to Bali: Tourism official

An inflow of vacationers from China is to be anticipated quickly in Bali because the island’s prime tourism official stated that at the least 4 airways have utilized for direct flights to the Island of Gods.

Tjokorda Bagus Pemayun, the pinnacle of Bali Province’s Tourism Company, instructed information company Antara that 4 Chinese language airways, together with 9 different worldwide airways, have requested for the institution of direct flights to Ngurah Rai Worldwide Airport.

“Earlier than [the] COVID-19 [pandemic], there have been 15 cities in China with direct flights [to Bali],” Tjokorda stated earlier right now in Denpasar.

On Jan. 22, a chartered flight from Shenzhen carrying 210 vacationers arrived in Bali for the Lunar New Yr vacation. One other chartered flight, based on the official, is anticipated to reach on Feb. 6.

Tourism officers are hoping {that a} journey growth from China can increase Bali’s worldwide arrivals statistics, notably as Governor Wayan Koster has set a goal for 4.5 million worldwide holidaymakers on the island this yr.

Ngurah Rai Airport Common Supervisor Helpful Heryudhitiawan confirmed individually that 13 airways requesting direct flights to Bali embody 4 from China, in addition to others from Russia, Japan, India, and the US.

“They should apply once more so as to get flights authorized,” Helpful stated.

Prior to now three years, Chinese language vacationers largely arrived in Bali through Jakarta and Singapore.

Numbers sensible, Chinese language vacationers had been amongst the very best by quantity on the island previous to the pandemic. In 2019, out of 6,275,210 recorded arrivals, 1,186,057 or nearly 20 % got here from China. 

Indonesia has not imposed a journey ban on Chinese language vacationers regardless of hovering COVID-19 instances in China.

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