Some members of Star Alliance have decided to extend their activities in the Indonesian market in the context of growing travel demand from the country’s rising middle class, the Jakarta Post reported.

The newspaper quoted Turkish Airlines Inc. president and CEO Temel Kotil as saying that the carrier plans to raise the number of flights as well as air routes to Indonesia next year.

Meanwhile, according to Taiwan’s EVA Air Deputy Vice President Jeffrey Chen, the airline might increase its flight frequency to a daily basis, from five flights per week at present from Bali to Taipei.

Air India Chairman Rohit Nandan said that his airline will consider a direct link between Jakarta and New Delhi.

The Star Alliance network was established in 1997 and now has 27 members including Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines, All Nippon Airway and Air China, which operate a combined more than 18,500 daily flights to 1,321 destinations in 193 countries.-VNA