The Jakarta Post
A Citilink aircraft is seen at an airport. (Shutterstock/Broewnis Photo)
Citilink Indonesia, the low-cost subsidiary of Garuda Indonesia Airlines, will add an extra flight on the Lombok-Surabaya route on Tuesday.
The move is part of the airline's effort to handle a significant increase in passengers seeking to leave the West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) island following a deadly earthquake on Sunday.
The additional flight is scheduled to leave Lombok International Airport at 2:30 p.m. local time and arrive in Juanda International Airport in Surabaya, East Java, at 3:36 p.m.
"Hopefully this extra flight will help the transfer of locals and tourists from Lombok to Surabaya," said Citilink Indonesia VP corporate secretary and CSR Ranty Astari Rachman in a statement as quoted by kompas.com on Tuesday.
The carrier runs regular flights between Lombok and Jakarta once per day and Lombok-Surabaya twice a day.
"We'll continue monitoring the situation and make adjustments for the current situation, whether we will need to extend the extra flight period or not," added Ranty.
Tickets for the flight are available for purchase from the Citilink website, travel agents as well as online travel agents. (anm/kes)