(visitikhatulistiwa.com) - Garuda Indonesia Airlines will fly regularly from two cities from China, Zhengzhou - Denpasar and Xi'an - Denpasar, from late January. Two new routes are beneficial for Indonesia to attract more tourists from China.
Sigit Muhartono, Director of Cargo Garuda Indonesia said the two new routes will officially operate on January 30, 2018. The flight will be conducted three times a week.
With Airbus A330-300, the service departs every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. From Denpasar at 11:35 local time and arrived in Zengzhou at 18:25 local time.
The Denpasar-Xi'an flight will start operating on January 29, 2018. The plane flies twice each week, using an Airbus A330 with a capacity of 360 passengers.
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The flight service is warmed Monday and Friday from Denpasar at 1655 local time and arrives in Xi'an at 00:25 local time.
"The opening of the airline service is part of the company's continuing efforts to maximize China's market potential," Sigit said.
Chinese tourists play an important role in the international market Garuda Indonesia. The rate of international tourist arrivals reaches 120 million per year worldwide.
BPS data from January to November 2017, the number of Chinese tourists visiting Bali has increased. Even the greatest increase compared to other countries.
Chinese tourists visiting Bali increased 467,292 people or 51.52 percent from 907,028 people from January to November 2016 to 1.37 million people in the same period in 2017.(liputan6)
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