AirAsia launches new route connecting Kuala Lumpur to Belitung, an island paradise off the east coast of Sumatra, Indonesia
As the first airline that connects Kuala Lumpur and Belitung, AirAsia’s four-times weekly direct service will commence on October 2, 2019.
Surrounded by more than 100 small islands with pristine beaches and crystal clear water, Belitung offers travellers a great island getaway with various water activities and natural beauty.
“Indonesia 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,” said AirAsia Regional Commercial Head Amanda Woo. “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.”
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 also operates daily flights to Belitung from the Indonesian capital Jakarta beginning October 1, 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.