Transnusa adds 5 new domestic routes in boost to Indonesian tourism

Transnusa adds 5 new domestic routes in boost to Indonesian tourism
Edited by Travel Weekly

    TransNusa has introduced five new domestic routes to boost domestic and foreign tourism spending and travel. Ticket sales for the five routes started last week while flights for the new domestic routes will begin between April 1 and April 19, depending on TransNusa’s scheduled timeline.

    The new five routes will connect Bali to world’s diving paradise Manado; Manado to the home of world’s richest coral reef and rare marine species, Raja Ampat, Sorong; Manado to Indonesia’s Island of Spices, Ambon; Sorong to Ambon and Sorong to Timika, home to the Jaya Wijaya mountain, which is the highest peak in Indonesia.

    TransNusa group chief executive officer, Datuk Bernard Francis said that increasing air connectivity within tourism destinations is part of the Indonesian Government’s eight strategic steps in boosting national tourism performance.

    “We would like to play our part in boosting and increasing air connectivity within tourism destinations in the country to assist the Government realise its tourism development plans. Our focus is in increasing direct flight to destinations that has high potential and is world renowned for its unique and stunning landscape and natural offerings,” he said, adding that Indonesia has more than 17,000 islands that boosts it own stunning and vibrant panoramas.

    TransNusa has implemented a strategy that allows the airline to become the first in the world to offer a direct flight between  Bali and Manado. The TransNusa flight will depart Bali from the Denpasar International Airport at 01.40am and arrive at Sam Ratulangi International Airport, Manado at 04.05 am. The return flight will depart Manado at 05.45 and arrive in Bali at 08.25am. The scheduled direct flight will begin on Tuesday, April 2. TransNusa will be flying the round-trip route three times weekly from Bali and Manado on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

    Since the injection of new shareholders and management team in 2022, TransNusa has been implementing innovative and creative strategies as well as introducing new routes aggressively. The airline became a Premium Service Carrier and became Indonesia’s second airline to introduce flight to China from Jakarta last year. In the same year, TransNusa launched its maiden international flight to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and within the subsequent eight months, it successfully launched three new international routes.

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