Batik Air will launch a long-anticipated and highly sought-after new flight service will launch this month. The service will run between Adelaide and Bali starting on the 10th of November.
As Bali braces for the strep influx of tourists over the festive season, the new flight service will make a huge difference to thousands of travelers from South Australia.
The service is set to operate twice weekly for the first month of operation, with the schedule up for review come the 13th of December.
The flight will operate on Mondays and Fridays. The inbound service will depart from Adelaide International a 10.20 am and land at I Gusti Ngurah Rai International at 1.30 pm. The outbound service will take off from Denpasar at 1.15 a.m. and land in Adelaide at 9 a.m.
The Corporate Communications Strategic of Batik Air, Danang Mandala Prihantoro, told reporters “This initiative will bring great benefits to business people and tourists, facilitating access between the two destinations which are known to be busy with travel enthusiasts.”
He added that the flight route will help boost tourism in Bali, creating a gateway for tourists between South Australia and Bali. Tourists from Australia remain the most frequent international tourists in Bali.
Prihantoro was complimentary about Australian tourists noting, “They are wide open to enjoying Balinese culture, beautiful beaches, and other tourist attractions before continuing their journey to other destinations.”
Batik Air is one of the best-connected budget airlines operating flights out of I Gusti Ngurah Rai International.
There are hopes that the new Adelaide-Bali flight will also make it easier for tourists to explore other areas of Indonesia.
Batik Air is hopeful that this gateway flight will make it easier for the worst to visit Bali and add other destinations like Labuan Bajo, Lombok, Surabaya, Yogyakarta, Jakarta, Makassar, and Manado onto their trips.
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As BatikAir celebrates the gauche of a new Austrlia-Bali service, the Indonesian Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economies has its sights on developing new relationships further afield.
Minister for Tourism Sandiaga Uno this week announced that he wants to grow ties between Indonesia and Japan and that this starts with tourism.
Minster Uno wants to see direct flights operate between Indonesia’s super-priority tourism destinations to key cities in Japan.
He said, “This [relationship building] requires direct flights. Apart from Tokyo to Denpasar and Jakarta, also Tokyo to Jogja.”
Data shows that tourism numbers from Japan to Indonesia haven’t bounced back post-pandemic when the country welcomes 520,000 Japanese tourists a year. The current target for 2023 is 160,000 tourists from Japan.
The government has revealed that there are plans to hold more events, conferences, and festivals that will appeal to Japanese tourists.
It is not only Japanese tourists that Bali wants to attract, but tourists from India too.
On 1st December Bali Airport will welcome the inaugural Visatara flight from New Delhi.
The daily service is set to help bring tens of thousands more Indian tourists to Bali in the coming months, something that tourism leaders have been working towards since the end of the pandemic.
The New Delhi-Bali flight is great news for Indian tourists and those traveling from North America and Europe.
With round-trip tickets starting at USD 480, the service offers a viable and affordable layover option for tourists traveling long haul to reach the Island of the Gods.
With more flights available comes more tourists and to help make the arrivals expense at I Gusti Ngurah Rai International more effective 90 new auto-gates will be installed in the coming months 60 will be placed in the arrivals immigration hall and 30 in the international departures zone.
Airport officials are delighted to welcome the new technology and have assured travelers that the auto gates come as an addition to the immigration counters that will remain fully staffed throughout peak travel times.
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