The Jakarta Post
Lake Toba as seen from the hills surrounding the lake. (Shutterstock/File)
Malaysian-based airline Malindo Air is set to open its latest route from Subang Skypark International Airport in Selangor, Malaysia, to Silangit International Airport in North Tapanuli, North Sumatra, on Aug. 17.
Using ATR72-600 aircraft that can accommodate 72 passengers, the carrier's OD360 flight is scheduled to depart from Selangor at 01:45 p.m. local time and arrive at North Sumatra at 2:15 p.m. Meanwhile the return flight OD361 will take off from Silangit airport at 5:15 p.m. and land at Subang Skypark airport at 5:15 p.m.
"We're very happy to introduce our third destination city from Subang [Skypark airport in Selangor] to Indonesia, after Batam and Pekanbaru. This marks our continuous effort to expand our route network to North Sumatra as part of our cooperation with Indonesia's Tourism Ministry to promote ecotourism," said Malindo Air CEO Chandran Rama Muthy in a statement on Tuesday.
"The flight from Subang Skypark directly to the city where Lake Toba is will offer passengers an ease of access and added value with free baggage of up to 15 kilograms," he added.
Silangit airport is the main gateway to Lake Toba, an ecotourism area. It is the biggest lake in Indonesia and the largest volcanic lake in the world.
The airline will offer a promo fare starting from RM189 (US$46.23) one-way for bookings on its website malindoair.com, ticketing office, customer service center and selected travel agencies. (kes)