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Indonesia to Cut Airline Fees to Support Tourism Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

  • Ministry projecting 30% drop in traffic due to coronavirus
  • Government to cut carriers’ landing charges, landing fees
Tourists arrive at Ngurah Rai airport in Bali on Feb. 8.
Tourists arrive at Ngurah Rai airport in Bali on Feb. 8.Photographer: Sonny Tumbelala/AFP via Getty Images)

The Indonesian government stepped in to support the country’s aviation and tourism industries to limit the damage the coronavirus outbreak has inflicted on airlines.

The measures will include cutting landing charges and airport fees for carriers, as well as providing incentives to hotels and tourism businesses in areas popular among Chinese holiday makers, such as Bali, Manado and the Riau Islands, Transport Minister Budi Karya Sumadi said in a statement Thursday.