#Indonesia to open 35 new air routes
The Indonesian Ministry of Transportation’s acting Air Transport Director, Djoko Murjatmodjo, said that the new routes would open for operations straight away.
The 35 routes are part of the 132 such pioneer air routes put out to tender this year, aimed at connecting more remote rural parts of the archipelago. Indonesia comprises more than 17,500 islands and has a population of 238 million people. Of this total however, 135 million people (approximately 57%) live on the island of Java, and the Indonesian government is keen to boost development in outlying provinces. The 132 new routes are located in 17 provinces, mostly in eastern parts of Indonesia.
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By opening the new air routes, we can expect a surge in the tourism which shows positives signs to hotel industry. an upcoming event- Hospitality Investment World Indonesia 2012, 24-25 April, Jakarta will be the catalyst for new hotel and resort development projects across Indonesia. Download the conference program for a quick glance at the event highlights.