An outdated Boeing 737 lands in Bali to attract tourists
A Boeing aircraft was placed out of service on a cliff in the southern coast of Bali with the aim of attracting visitors to this Indonesian island, which, due to the epidemic, no longer attracts large numbers of tourists as it used to.
This week, about 10 workers installed parts of this old Boeing 737 plane. It was placed on a cliff overlooking Niang Niang Beach.
Felix Demmen, the new owner of the plane, aspires to turn it into a place where tourists stay, attracting those wishing to take pictures out of the ordinary.
This Russian contractor based in Bali hopes that his idea will contribute to reviving the tourism sector, which has been severely affected by the closure of the country's borders to foreign tourists.
"The repercussions of Covid-19 have been dire for Bali. No tourists have come for almost two years due to the closure measures. I want (the plane) to become a symbol that gives hope for the return of tourists to Bali," he told AFP.
He revealed that the plane, which had been cut into multiple parts, was about to be sent to China for recycling before he bought it.
It took a full week to move the structure to the cliff after obtaining the necessary permits.