Tue, 20 Aug 2019

AirAsia to Launch Flights Between Kuala Lumpur and Belitung, Indonesia

AirAsia has unveiled plans to launch flights between Kuala Lumpur and Belitung, an island paradise off the east coast of Sumatra, Indonesia.

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

AirAsia Airbus A320 reg: MRAI. Picture by Steven Howard of Click to enlarge.

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 surrounding Belitung.

 Travellers can also explore unique geopark experiences at natural attractions such as Kelayang Cave, Kelapa Kampit Open Pit, Pulau Kepayang Turtle Conservation or Gurok Beraye Waterfall.

 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.

AirAsia 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.

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