(MENAFN- Trend News Agency) BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 9. Garuda
Indonesia, the national airline of Indonesia, plans to launch
flights between the cities of Denpasar (Bali Island) and Almaty
with a transfer at Incheon Airport (South Korea), CEO of the
Indonesian national company Irfan Setiaputra said during a meeting
with Kazakh Ambassador to Indonesia Daniyar Sarekenov, trend reports via the
Kazakh Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
As Setiaputra noted, the flight is planned to be
carried out in cooperation with the Kazakh Air Astana airline.He
said additional information about the flight will be provided
The launch of this flight is considered a pilot
project between the Kazakh and Indonesian sides with the prospect
of opening direct flights between the two countries. It is noted
that this initiative will create favorable conditions for Kazakh
and Indonesian travelers.
Furthermore, the parties explored the potential for an
Indonesian airline to use one of Kazakhstan's 11 airports as a
transit hub for flights to other countries, using the open skies
regime in Kazakhstan with the fifth freedom of the air.
They also discussed increasing passenger traffic by
enhancing collaboration between tour operators from both
The open skies regime removes all restrictions on the
number of flights and provides foreign airlines with a fifth
freedom of the air on routes where Kazakh airlines do not operate.
The fifth freedom of the air is the right to fly between two
foreign countries on a flight originating or ending in one's own
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