• Direct Bombay-Denpasar Shaft Create New History

    The new history of aviation industry released Garuda Indonesia. Momentum created after the shaft of Denpasar (Bali) is connected direct flight to Bombay (India). First flight of the state-owned airline is planned on Monday (23/4) marked event of Indonesia Tourism and night held inaugral flight.

    Big steps taken by Garuda Indonesia. They respond quickly to the business potential of the Indian market. This Bollywood State Tourist grew a fantastic 28.8% nationwide. Throughout 2017, the number reached 485,314 tourists. That number rose 108,512 tourists from 2016. Of that number, as many as 265,336 tourists or 54.7% chose the island of Bali as a favorite destination.

    Answering this potential market, Garuda set up two scenarios for the Bombay-Denpasar axis. Flight first period is done Monday (23/4) until Monday (28/5). During this period, the flight is held Monday and Thursday. Then, Garuda add 1 flight in the range of Monday (28/5) to Saturday (27/10). In the second period of this flight is served 3 times a week. Schedule on Monday, Thursday, also Saturday.

    “The Bombay-Denpasar PP route is very good. Great tourist growth potential. The Indian market is also not affected by the eruption of Mount Agung. They are very stable and this is an important point, “said General Manager of Garuda Indonesia To Bali Joseph Saul, Thursday (15/3).

    Every day flight from Bali is done at 15.40 WITA. Then, the flight from Bombay at 21:50 local time. Providing excellent service, Garuda will operate the modern fleet Airbus A330-200 Aircraft. Tourists can choose 2 classes, namely business and economics. For business class available 36 flat bed seats, then economy available 186 seats with lay out 2-4-2.

    “By opening a direct route to India, we hope to be more successful. We have a high target and try to increase the number of tourist arrivals from India. Calculations have been done, “said Joseph again.

    Giving comfort, Garuda has also completed the Bombay-Denpasar route with the information center. Tourists can contact 022-24961040-41 or 49704827-28. For ticket reservation can also via email bom.ticketing@garudaindonesia.com.sg or garuda.groups@bird.in. Special Staff Minister of Tourism Infrastructure Judi Rifajantoro said, direct flight Bombay-Denpasar as history.

    “So far there has been no direct flight route from India to Indonesia. Garuda is the first time to do it. This step is certainly a great new history. Moreover, India’s market potential is good, “he said.

    Before it is reformed this year, the Indonesia-India axis is connected with transit in other countries. There are three transit cities that subscribe to this route. Starting from Bangkok (Thailand), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), also Singapore. In 2016, Garuda indeed opened the axis of Jakarta-Mumbai but via Bangkok. At that time, this regulation to curtail access to Denpasar, Surabaya, and Medan.

    “The previous Indonesia-India route via Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, and Singapore. If it could be immediately it would have been better. The easier the mobility of tourists. Garuda’s decision is correct. India’s market potential is high. They are not affected by the issue of Mount Agung eruption. We are optimistic that the 30% visit growth target can be achieved this year, “said Judi again.

    Bombay-Denpasar shaft was predicted to be a fat market. Referring to Bali Provincial BPS data, the number of Indian tourist arrivals to Bali jumped nearly 46%. The number of Bollywood tourists is also in the top 3. China (1.37 million people) the largest donors, followed by Australia (1.06 million people). Deputy Marketing I of the Tourism Ministry I Gde Pitana said the economy is positive.

    “With direct flights, certainly a lot of Indian tourists to Bali. In addition to Bali, other destinations in the vicinity will also benefit. India is big market. The middle class is also very much. There must be direct access to pull them here, “Pitana said.

    Once in Bali, Bollywood tourists are expected to travel to other destinations. They can travel to destinations in Banyuwangi, West Nusa Tenggara, to East Nusa Tenggara. In addition to its size, Bollywood tourist spending ability was promising. They averaged a budget of up to USD904. Only USD115 adrift of Chinese tourists.

    Tourism Minister Arief Yahya was happy with the decision of Garuda Indonesia. Therefore, other airlines are still struggling with the calculation of the analysis to open the axis directly to India. “It’s certainly exciting news. Thank you Garuda Indonesia. All know, India potential new market. I am sure, many airlines will follow this step, “he concluded. (IMN).


    Sources: http://www.airmagz.com/22761/poros-langsung-bombay-denpasar-ciptakan-sejarah-baru.html
    Translated by Aryaputra PandeBIC

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