Further Flights Connect Java to Lombok
Budget carrier AirAsia is expanding its network from its new hub Lombok adding domestic flights to Surabaya and Yogyakarta. Flights launch on November 25 and 26 respectively with four weekly flights to Surabaya and three to Yogyakarta. Both routes will be operated on Airbus A320 aircraft.
"The routes also provide options for travelers in Lombok who wish to extend their vacation to destinations in East Java and Yogyakarta, and vice versa," said Veranita Yosephine, deputy CEO of AirAsia Indonesia. Tickets are live on the airline's website and app, starting from IDR446,000. AirAsia recently inaugurated the Lombok hub with its second international route to Perth.
Did You Know
The distance between Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport and Lombok International Airport Praya is just 122 kilometers? While the flight only takes 15-20 minutes on average, taking one of the many fast boats the same distance can take anywhere from two to five hours. So when you consider airport waiting time at either end, flying is the quickest option. However, when MotoGP races get underway and flights are sold out, a fast boat sea crossing will be just fine for many.
Frontiers reporting with sources: Simple Flying; Travel Mole