Indonesia’s newest airline Super Air Jet, operated its inaugural flight between Jakarta and Bali on Thursday, 18 November 2021, with flight IU-754. With this new route now open for bookings, exploring the island of Java following a trip to Bali has never been easier.
Java is a remarkable island with no less than 121 active volcanoes, a host of national parks and Borobudur, the world’s largest Buddhist shrine. As the country’s main island, base of the capital, and the leading political and economic force, Java also has the tourism and meeting infrastructure to match its weighty reputation.
For those interested in cultural pursuits such as arts, crafts and exploring ancient temples and palaces, Yogyakarta is the place to visit. Referred to as ‘Yogja’ by the locals, this city is an incredible mix of old and new. Yogyakarta is also the gateway to the compelling Borobudur Temple, located just 25km northwest from the city centre. Borobudur is the single largest Buddhist shrine anywhere on earth and those who visit will be amazed by both the scale of the structure and the remarkable attention to detail. It is set in the heart of the verdant Kedu Plain which enhances the sense of awe and drama.
Indonesia is the world’s fourth most populous country and a big aviation market that often gets overlooked by people outside the region. Like everywhere else, COVID-19 hit the country’s airline market hard in 2020, though domestic flying showed signs of recovery in 2021 and Super Air Jet as Indonesia’s youngest airline is expected to assist the tourism recovery within the world’s largest archipelago.
Explore the endless opportunities for discovery in both Java and Bali with our easy-to-use, interactive Indonesia ebook.