Jakarta: Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan held a meeting with Busan Mayor Oh Keo-don to discuss the possibility of opening direct flights on the Indonesia-Busan route.
The meeting was part of a series of the minister's activities in South Korea to accompany President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo during the ASEAN-Republic of Korea Summit 2019 on Tuesday, November 26, 2019.
In a written statement released on Wednesday, November 27, 2019, Mayor Oh urged the Indonesian government to consider opening direct flights linking Indonesia to Busan to cater to the increasing number of tourists.
"Every year, the number of Indonesian tourists visiting South Korea increases, and we have high hopes that the direct flight would ensure smooth economic relations between Busan and Indonesia," the South Korean politician remarked.
Pandjaitan responded warmly to the proposal for opening direct flights connecting Indonesia and Busan. He affirmed that the direct flights will link not only Jakarta to Busan but also Medan and Manado to Busan.
"Apart from Jakarta, we can also open direct flights from Medan and Madao to Busan," the minister stated. (Antara).