Only 70 flights of 79,000 prior to pandemic now operating in Indonesia: Sri Mulyani

first_imgThe COVID-19 pandemic has hit Indonesia’s aviation industry hard as domestic and international flight numbers have dropped significantly amid social restrictions and a slump in foreign tourist arrivals.Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati has said only 70 flights are still operating of a total of around 79,000 before the virus outbreak.“All the airlines are currently under immense pressure,” Sri Mulyani told House of Representatives Commission XI overseeing financial affairs in a virtual meeting on Monday. “The airline industry lost income of Rp 207 billion [US$13.65 million] between January and February alone.” She said 240,000 flights were canceled globally between Jan. 23 and Feb. 18, adding that 12,703 domestic and international flights in the country were canceled in the January-February period.The global airline industry is expected to lose up to $314 billion because of the pandemic, according to estimates by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), as people choose to stay at home.Read also: Explainer: What’s allowed and what’s not in Indonesia’s ‘mudik’ banStatistics Indonesia (BPS) data showed on Monday that domestic passenger traffic dropped 24 percent in March from the corresponding period last year.This was the fewest foreign tourist arrivals since February 2009 as the coronavirus pandemic led to a slump in travel demand in March.There were 470,900 foreign visitors in March, down 64.11 percent from the same month last year, with tourist numbers from both China and Hong Kong falling more than 96 percent.Foreign arrivals have continued to decline since January, with 1.27 million arrivals in that month, and only 864,000 tourist arrivals in February.Topics :last_img read more

When does the Premier League start? Opening day fixtures and which are on TV

first_imgWhen does the Premier League start? Opening day fixtures and which are on TV Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 9 Jul 2019 3:26 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link70Shares Manchester begin the defence of their title on Saturday 10 August (Picture: REUTERS)The Premier League season is right around the corner, with less than five weeks before the action starts all over again in England’s top flight.It has been a packed summer of football since the end of last season, with the Europa and Champions League finals, followed by the Women’s World Cup and Copa America, keeping football fans very busy.But attention is turning back to league action with Premier League fixtures beginning on Friday 9 August and five games being televised across the opening weekend as a whole.The highest profile clash of the opening weekend is the last fixture on the Sunday as Frank Lampard takes charge of Chelsea for the first time in the Premier League, away to Manchester United.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTOpening weekend FixturesFriday 9 August8pm Liverpool v Norwich CitySaturday 10 August12.30pm West Ham United v Manchester City3pm Bournemouth v Sheffield United3pm Burnley v Southampton3pm Crystal Palace v Everton3pm Leicester City v Wolverhampton3pm Watford v Brighton5.30pm Tottenham Hotspur v Aston VillaSunday 11 August2pm Newcastle United v Arsenal4.30pm Manchester United v ChelseaMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityOpening weekend televised fixturesFri 9 Aug – Liverpool v Norwich – Sky SportsSat 10 Aug – West Ham v Man City – BT SportSat 10 Aug – Tottenham v Aston Villa – Sky SportsSun 11 Aug – Newcastle v Arsenal – Sky SportsSun 11 Aug – Man Utd v Chelsea – Sky SportsMORE: Jurgen Klopp tells Liverpool’s players they have unfinished business in the Premier LeagueMORE: Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge hints at move for Man City’s Leroy Sanecenter_img Comment Advertisementlast_img read more