The Guam Visitors Bureau is looking to expand its Air V&V program to another country —- the populous nation of Indonesia.
According to GVB vice president Gerry Perez, they have been contacted by Bosowa Corporation, a privately held conglomerate based in Sulawesi.
The Bosowa conglomerate is comprised of diversified business interests in cement, automotive, power plant, property, financial services, natural resources, and infrastructure.
Perez said Bosowa is considering availing of Guam’s Air V&V program because of the low vaccination rate in Indonesia, which has only 12 percent of its 270 million population vaccinated.
The company is currently vaccinating employees and clients in the mainland using chartered flights.
Perez said they are looking at having their people vaccinated on Guam because of the island’s closer proximity to Indonesia.
In addition, Perez said Bosowa is expanding its Middle East operation and that requires the use of U.S. vaccines like Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson, which are all available under Guam’s Air V&V program.
According to Perez, Bosowa Corporation can do daily B737 flights from three Indonesian hubs —- Jakarta, Surabaya, and Makassar.