New Zealand Embassy Jakarta, Indonesia

Air New Zealand makes welcome return to Indonesian skies

New Zealand Ambassador David Taylor welcomed Air New Zealand’s new twice weekly service between Bali and Auckland.

Air New Zealand’s inaugural flight arrived at Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport on 20 June, and Ambassador Taylor said it was great to see the airline back in Indonesian skies.

“This new connection is in line with the ambition expressed by President Yudhoyono and Prime Minister John Key during their recent bilateral consultations in Jakarta in April to lift the relationship to the next level,” Ambassador Taylor continued.

“This is a great opportunity to grow two-way tourism, business, education and government travel between the two nations. New Zealand tourists in Bali and other parts of Indonesia will deliver economic benefit to businesses in this country and will develop new awareness of modern Indonesia.”

Air New Zealand has a strong global reputation, including winning the ATW ‘Airline of the Year’ title twice in the past three years.

Air New Zealand’s Bali-Auckland service is scheduled to operate through until October 2012 during the New Zealand winter. It will then be reviewed based on customer demand.

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