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Monumental Connection with Indochina

Indonesia Seeking to Develop New Tourism Markets with Indochina

Kompas.com reports that Indonesia’s Minister of Tourism, Arief Yahya, is making Instagram postings (@kemenpar) indicating that a number of new domestic air routes are in the works for Indonesia.

The Minister has posted about requests from the Cambodian government to open air service connecting Yogyakarta in Central Java and Phnom Penh in Cambodia. The proposed route will link two of the world’s greatest temple heritage sites in Angkor Wat in Cambodia and the Borobudur Temple in Central Java. Currently, Silk Air operates service between Phnom Penh and Yogyakarta but requires a transit stop in Singapore.

AirAsia is seeking to expand its air network by making Lombok a new air hub and major destination after Jakarta, Surabaya, Bali, and Medan.

The Vietnamese low-cost carried, VietJet Air will soon start service between Ho Chi Minh and Denpasar (Bali) in March 2019. 

Separately, the head of the Crisis Management Team at the Ministry of Tourism, Dessy Ruhati, confirmed the new routes, saying they would open Indonesia to a new markets in Indochina.