Visitor arrivals to Indonesia from the UK are set to rise further following the announcement by three carriers of extra airlift to the world’s largest archipelago. Garuda Indonesia Airlines, Royal Brunei Airlines and Oman Air are all capitalising on the popularity that Indonesia is enjoying among the British traveller, giving tourism to the country an extra boost.
Garuda Indonesia, the national carrier of Indonesia, launched a direct service from Gatwick to Jakarta via Amsterdam last month, while Royal Brunei Airlines recently launched a service from Heathrow to Bali, capitalising on the increasing popularity of the popular holiday island. The carrier now offers four flights a week to Bali on an Airbus A319 narrow body aircraft.
Holidaymakers will also be able to combine their trip to Indonesia with a stop off visit in Brunei upon their return trip.
Finally, from December Oman Air will be expanding its service into Asia, with the introduction of its new Heathrow to Jakarta via Muscat route. From December 12, three flights per week will run with a fourth to be added in January 2015.
The increased airlift follows increased visitation from the UK to Indonesia, with an increase of 8.9% so far in 2014 on the back of an increase of 7.83% the previous year.
For information on Indonesia visit www.tourism-indonesia.co.uk