The ministry's Transportation Human Resources Development Agency is developing a specialized pilot training course for seaplanes in Banyuwangi.
Indonesia’s geographic landscape sparked this fresh interest in seaplane transportation.
Sugihardjo, Head of the ministry’s Human Resources Development Agency for Indonesian Transportation, said seaplane transportation is suitable for tourism in an archipelagic country.
He added that should all areas across Indonesia have an airport, the fee will be too costly and that travelers cannot directly make their way to their intended tourist destination.
“But if they use a seaplane, they will directly find themselves at their intended destination.”
Sugihardjo said that seaplane transportation would be a type of luxury travel in Indonesia and must be in line with the regulations set forth by the Director-General of Air Connectivity at the Ministry of Transportation.
Some of the regulations include landing and takeoff areas.