Middle East airlines step up Indonesia flights

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Jakarta’s international airport Soekarno-Hatta

Indonesia will get a number of new flight connections to and from the Middle East, with at least four airlines newly tapping into the growing air traffic in the country and others increasing flight frequencies, according to the Indonesian transportation ministry.

New connections will be offered by Egypt Air (Egypt), Jordan Aviation (Jordan), RAK Airways (United Arab Emirates) and Oman Air (Oman), with most of them launching their flight services in November 2013. The route permits being processed are Cairo–Jakarta, Amman–Jakarta, Abu Dhabi–Jakarta and Muscat–Jakarta.

Two Gulf carriers, Qatar Airways and Kuwait Airways, will also add more flights to Jakarta in September and October, respectively.

Demand for Middle Eastern airlines to serve the Indonesian route has been growing lately due to the sharp increase in the number of haj pilgrims to Mecca and other people wanting to travel to Jerusalem and Alexandria.

Other airlines to serve Jakarta will be British Airways and Air Niugini from London and Port Moresby, respectively, while Thai Airways plans to increase its Jakarta–Bangkok route.

The number of air travelers in Indonesia has increased significantly in the last few years due to the solid growth in the economy, reaching 72.6 million throughout 2012, a rise of almost 15 per cent from 2011. In 2013, 83.4 million passengers have been forecast, boosting the tourism sector, trade and investment in Indonesia.

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Jakarta’s international airport Soekarno-Hatta

Indonesia will get a number of new flight connections to and from the Middle East, with at least four airlines newly tapping into the growing air traffic in the country and others increasing flight frequencies, according to the Indonesian transportation ministry.

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Jakarta airport
Jakarta’s international airport Soekarno-Hatta

Indonesia will get a number of new flight connections to and from the Middle East, with at least four airlines newly tapping into the growing air traffic in the country and others increasing flight frequencies, according to the Indonesian transportation ministry.

New connections will be offered by Egypt Air (Egypt), Jordan Aviation (Jordan), RAK Airways (United Arab Emirates) and Oman Air (Oman), with most of them launching their flight services in November 2013. The route permits being processed are Cairo–Jakarta, Amman–Jakarta, Abu Dhabi–Jakarta and Muscat–Jakarta.

Two Gulf carriers, Qatar Airways and Kuwait Airways, will also add more flights to Jakarta in September and October, respectively.

Demand for Middle Eastern airlines to serve the Indonesian route has been growing lately due to the sharp increase in the number of haj pilgrims to Mecca and other people wanting to travel to Jerusalem and Alexandria.

Other airlines to serve Jakarta will be British Airways and Air Niugini from London and Port Moresby, respectively, while Thai Airways plans to increase its Jakarta–Bangkok route.

The number of air travelers in Indonesia has increased significantly in the last few years due to the solid growth in the economy, reaching 72.6 million throughout 2012, a rise of almost 15 per cent from 2011. In 2013, 83.4 million passengers have been forecast, boosting the tourism sector, trade and investment in Indonesia.

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