Direct Flight Between India and Indonesia by this Year

Published: 15th February 2016 10:56 PM  |   Last Updated: 15th February 2016 10:56 PM   |  A+A-

By ENS

CHENNAI: India and Indonesia are likely to have direct flight connectivity by the year end, as the Southeast Asian country is focusing on increasing tourist footfall.

Speaking to Reporters on the sidelines of the Indonesia Sales Mission 2016 here, Consul General of Republic of Indonesia in Mumbai Saut Siringoringo, said direct passenger air connectivity between the two countries would be established by the end of 2016. Routes such as New Delhi - Jakarta, Mumbai - Bali and Chennai - Medan are being looked at, he added.

While about 2,62,000 Indians visited the tourist attractions in Indonesia during 2015, it is targeting to increase the numbers to 3,50,000 this year, a raise by 30 per cent.

India and Indonesia, Siringoringo said, coulc promote their tourism destinations. Priority is being given to the safety and security of visitors to his country, he noted.

On the trade front, he said bilateral trade stood at 17 billion US Dollars.

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