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Garuda Indonesia opens new routes in West Papua

News Desk

The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Thu, April 13, 2017  /  05:28 pm
Garuda Indonesia opens new routes in West Papua

People on a boat pass a pier on Namatota Island in Kaimana. (JP/Wendra Ajistyatama)

National flag carrier Garuda Indonesia is expanding flights to Kaimana regency in West Papua with ATR-600 aircraft that can carry 70 passengers. The new routes will serve Ambon-Kaimana-Manokwari and Ambon-Kaimana-Nabire.

The Ambon to Kaimana flight departs at 7:55 a.m. local time and arrives at 9:40 a.m. local time. The Ambon to Manokwari flight arrives at 11:30 a.m. while the Ambon to Nabire arrives at 11:20 a.m. local. The Manokwari route is available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and the Nabire route on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

“The price for a ticket from Ambon to Kaimana starts at Rp 1 million, from Ambon to Nabire starts at Rp 1.4 million and from Ambon to Manokwari starts at Rp 2 million,” says Kaimana deputy regent Ismail Sirfefa.

Kaimana is a small port town in West Papua and the capital of the Kaimana regency, served by Kaimana Airport. The town itself is part of a sea conservation area in West Papua and offers a variety of attractions such as marine tourism, culture and history. One of its famous tourist attractions is Triton Bay. (asw)