Published on : Wednesday, January 11, 2017
The Indonesian tourist island destination Bali will soon be connected to northwestern Chinese city of Xi’an with direct flights from PT Garuda , Indonesia’s flagship carrier, Bernama News reported citing company sources.
According to the sources, Garuda airlines will commence the services on January 26. The flights are scheduled for every Thursday and will be served by an Airbus wide-body A330-300, with 358 seats. The flight will take six and a half hours.
Notably, Garuda currently flies to Bali from Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou.
China has become the second largest source of foreign visitors for Indonesia after Singapore, partly thanks to Jakarta’s visa exemption policy for Chinese tourists.
Foreign airlines are expanding their reach to west China as more Chinese can afford overseas trips. In January, Indonesia’s Lion Air will also begin a four-time weekly service between southwestern city of Chengdu and Bali.
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