AirAsia has unveiled plans to launch flights between Kuala
Lumpur and Belitung, an island paradise off the east coast of
AirAsia will launch the route on 2 October 2019
with four flights per week.
AirAsia Regional Commercial Head,
Amanda Woo, said, ďIndonesia has more to offer than just Bali and
Lombok. Belitung is a beautiful, amazing place with huge untapped
tourism potential, and we hope that with this new direct service,
more and more people will be able to discover this hidden gem. The
new route is also a testament to our firm commitment to support
the Indonesian government in its efforts to develop 10 new
priority tourism destinations.Ē
Known for picturesque islands with white,
sandy beaches, Pulau Pasir, Pulau Batu Burung Garuda, Pulau
Leebong and Pulau Batu Berlayar are among the most popular islands
Travellers can also explore unique geopark
experiences at natural attractions such as Kelayang Cave, Kelapa
Kampit Open Pit, Pulau Kepayang Turtle Conservation or Gurok
Photography enthusiasts should head to Danau
Kaolin, a scenic lake with bright blue waters and white mineral
deposits, or Museum Kata Andrea Hirata, a literary museum
decorated in rainbow colours.
In addition to the new route,
AirAsia will launch daily flights to Belitung from the
Indonesian capital of Jakarta on 1 October 2019.
currently connects Kuala Lumpur to 14 other Indonesian
destinations - Jakarta, Surabaya, Medan, Bali, Lombok, Yogyakarta, Pekanbaru, Pontianak, Padang, Palembang, Semarang, Makassar,
Bandung and Banda Aceh.