This island paradise off the eastern coast of Sumatra, Indonesia may just be the best holiday destination you have not heard of!
As the first airline to connect Kuala Lumpur and Belitung directly, AirAsia will have a four-time weekly service from local klia2 Airport to the H.A.S. Hanandjoeddin Airport on the island, commencing from the 2nd of October 2019.
AirAsia Regional Commercial Head Amanda Woo said,
“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. 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.”
Famed for picturesque islands of white, sandy beaches, Pulau Pasir, Pulau Batu Burung Garuda, Pulau Leebong and Pulau Batu Berlayar are among the most popular of the over 100 tiny islands surrounding Belitung. Expect amazing geopark experiences at all-natural attractions such as the Kelayang Cave, Kelapa Kampit Open Pit, Pulau Kepayang Turtle Conservation or Gurok Beraye Waterfall.
Photography enthusiasts can also head over to Danau Kaolin, a lake filled with bright blue waters and white mineral deposits, or the Museum Kata Andrea Hirata, a literary museum decorated in rainbow colours.
In addition to this new route, AirAsia also operates daily flights from Belitung to the capital city of Jakarta from the 1st of October onwards. 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.