Garuda Opens Denpasar-Hong Kong Cargo Route

TEMPO.COJakarta – State airliner Garuda Indonesia has officially launched Denpasar-Hong Kong cargo route today, November 7, to support Indonesian export.

“It’s one of business opportunities that we’ll strengthen continuously,” said Garuda CEO Irfan Setiaputra in Jakarta.

In its initial flight, Garuda Indonesia transported 30 tonnes of cargo, comprising fisheries commodity and other agricultural products from Bali. 

Irfan said the cargo trend is growing. He hoped that direct export in fisheries, plantations, and livestocks in Bali and its vicinity will be more competitive. 

The Denpasar-Hong Kong cargo service will fly once a week using Airbus A330-300 aircraft with the capacity of 30-40 tonnes. The flight will depart from Bali International I Ngurah Rai Airport, Denpasar, at 07:00 Bali time and arrive in Hong Kong at 12:00 local time. 

Previously, Garuda Indonesia has opened two direct cargo routes, namely Manada-Narita (Japan) and Makassar-Singapore, during the pandemic.

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Increasing Exports of Local Products, Governor of Koster Off First Flight Denpasar – Hong Kong “Cargo Flight”

TAKE FLIGHT – Governor of Bali Wayan Koster when removing the maiden flight of Garuda Indonesia Airlines cargo service Denpasar – Hong Kong International Airport I Gusti Ngurah Rai, Denpasar, on Saturday (7/11).

GOVERNOR of Bali Wayan Koster officially released the first flight of Garuda Indonesia, a special cargo route for Denpasar – Hong Kong cargo at I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport, Denpasar, Saturday (7/11) morning. This first flight carried 30 tons of cargo consisting of fishery commodities and other agricultural products from Bali.

This number one person in Bali appreciates and welcomes Bali’s local commodity exports amidst the tourism industry conditions that have not returned to normal due to the Covid-19 pandemic. “With the shorter travel time, the greater the opportunity for local commodities, especially fishery and local Balinese agricultural products to be absorbed in the export market,” said Wayan Koster, who is also a former member of the DPR RI for three terms.

Garuda Indonesia to use rupiah for transactions

National flag carrier Garuda Indonesia has announced that it will immediately use the rupiah for all transactions carried out in Indonesia, a move aimed at supporting the government’s policy to boost the rupiah exchange rate.

“We are committed to supporting the government’s regulation, whereby Garuda will soon implement the regulation and consistently use the rupiah for all transactions occurring inside the country,” said Garuda Indonesia president director Arif Wibowo.

The compliance with the regulation would maintain the stability of the rupiah exchange rate as well as strengthen Indonesia’s economy, he said in a statement on Friday.

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Originally posted on July 2, 2015 @ 3:14 pm

New Bank Indonesia Regulation on Mandatory use of Rupiah in Indonesia

On 31 March 2015, Bank Indonesia (“BI”) issued Regulation No. 17/3/PBI/2015 on Mandatory Use of Rupiah within the Territory of the Republic of Indonesia (“PBI 17/2015”).
PBI 17/2015 requires the mandatory use of Rupiah in cash or non cash transactions conducted in Indonesia.
It also requires that all price quotations of goods and services must be in Rupiah.
Transactions which are exempted from the mandatory use of Rupiah are
  • transactions related to the implementation of the State budget;
  • receipt or grant of offshore grants;
  • international commercial transactions (such as export – import of goods and services);
  • bank deposits in foreign currency;
  • international financing transactions;
  • transactions in foreign currency conducted based on prevailing laws and regulations (such as any business in foreign currency conducted by banks; transactions in the primary and secondary market on securities issued by the government in foreign currency).

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Originally posted on July 2, 2015 @ 3:08 pm

Benoa Bay Port Development Encourages Maritime Tourism

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA – BUMN Minister Erick Thohir said that the construction of the Benoa Bay Port in Bali is to encourage tourism as well as the maritime economy. “There is Pelindo III, where we want to ensure Bali becomes a hub for national tourism. So far, if we look at aviation, it has been very good, but maritime tourism is still lagging behind,” said Minister Erick at a press conference for the 2021 State Budget Bill and Financial Notes in Jakarta, Friday (14/8).

These are 3 Strategies of PT Angkasa Pura II that have Successfully Excited Aviation, Check the Facts!

TANGERANG ( – The aviation sector plays an important role in supporting the national economic recovery (PEN) amid the global pandemic COVID-19.

President Director of PT Angkas Pura II (Persero) Muhammad Awaluddin said air transportation has 3 advantages compared to other modes of transportation. First, flexibility, marked by the large number of movements, for example if there is a large enough demand, the airline will definitely open routes or increase flight frequency.

Bali is Prepared to Serve Flights on 5 Continents

Ngurah Rai airport. © 2017 Nadi Jaya – The Ministry of Transportation is planning Bali as a Super Hub for tourism. Where Bali will be very worthy of being a world economic area that serves 5 continents.

“We are currently studying, we will coordinate together with stakeholders, including airline friends, so that we will have a mature concept of a super Hub,” said the Director General of Civil Aviation at the Ministry of Transportation, Novie Riyanto in the Transportation webinar for Knitting Diversity, Friday (14/8).

During the Corona Pandemic, Cargo Businesses Still Exist Even though Goods Shipments Down 50 Percent

Bali Intercont Cargo continued despite the Corona pandemic

DENPASAR, – Panudiana Kuhn’s cargo business still exists in the corona pandemic. However, there was a 50 percent drop in shipments to several countries due to health protocols and conditions of the destination countries struggling against the Covid-19 outbreak.

To, Monday (6/29/2020), businessman Panudiana Kuhn said, until now the sector engaged in shipping services was still running, but not as busy as before Covid-19 spread in Indonesia to Bali.

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This is Qatar Airways’ new APD (Personal Protective Equipment) for Passengers and Cabin Crew

Photo: Qatar Airways cabin crew using PPE / Do. Qatar Airways / Special

Jakarta, – Qatar Airways has developed health and safety standards on aircraft by introducing new Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for passengers and cabin crew.

In an official statement received by, Friday (3/7/2020). This new APD includes an additional face shield and protective kit.

The disposable face shield is available in two standard sizes – one for adults and the other for children. Face shield for children is designed with the Oryx Kids Club airline mascot.

Photo: Protective box containing PPE distributed free to passengers / Doc. Qatar Airways

Passengers traveling from Hamad International Airport (HIA), Doha, Qatar will receive a face shield at the check-in counter. While in other destinations, face shields will be distributed at the boarding gate.

On the plane, all Qatar Airways passengers will be provided with free protective boxes. Inside is a disposable face mask, powder gloves, and alcohol-based hand sanitizer gel.

While Business Class passengers will also be given an additional 75 ml tube hand sanitizer.

New disposable protective clothing for cabin crew, in accordance with uniforms with the addition of safety goggles, gloves and face masks.

The protective shirt is personalized with the Qatar Airways logo in the left corner of the shirt.

“During the Covid-19 crisis, the safety of our passengers was our top priority. By introducing safety and hygienic standards on aircraft. Passengers can rely on us and our trained flight crew to fly them safely to their destinations, “said Akbar Al Baker, Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive.

Photo: Free face shield for passengers / Doc. Qatar Airways

According to Akbar, to ensure the highest level of cleanliness on the aircraft is met, Economy Class passengers are required to wear a face shield. In addition to masks and face masks during flight. Except when they are being served food or drinks.

Business Class passengers will be asked to use face shields and face masks with their own comfort. Because they can enjoy a wider and more private space.

Parents who fly with children are advised to keep using PPE during the trip. Although children under the age of 2 years are not recommended to use a face shield or face mask as a protector.

Qatar Airways aircraft are routinely spraying disinfectants. Use the products recommended by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the World Health Organization (WHO). (TM)

Translated by Aryaputra Pande