Bali to host int`l air show

Mangupura, Bali (ANTARA News) - Bali province will host an "Aero Indonesia International Air Show" in Badung district in September 2018, chief of the events organizing committee Colonel Haryanto Arif said.

The air show will give another attractions to tourists visiting Bali, he said at a meeting with Badung District Head I Nyoman Giri Prasta here on Thursday.

"The air show is initiated by the National Air and Space Power Center of Indonesia (NASPCI) in association with many parties, including the Indonesian Air Force and the organizing committee of Dubai Air Show (Tarsus)," he said.

The event is expected not only to help promote the Indonesian tourism industry but also to encourage younger generations to love aviation, he said.

"Several countries that we have contacted agree to the appointment of Bali to host the event," he said.

Therefore, he added he met the Badung district head to ask for permission to hold the air show at Ngurah Rai International Airport in Badung district.

Badung District Head I Nyoman Giri Prasta warmly welcomed the plan to hold the air show in the district.

"Basically, we agree (to the holding of the air show) and are ready to facilitate what (the organizing committee) needs to hold the world-class air show," he said.

The event will help promote tourism in Badung in particular and Bali in general, he said.(*)