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Nam Air now flies from Balikpapan to Tanjung Selor

N. Adri

The Jakarta Post

Balikpapan, East Kalimantan  /  Fri, August 10, 2018  /  08:34 pm
Nam Air now flies from Balikpapan to Tanjung Selor

A Nam Air ATR 72-600 takes off from Bandung, in West Java on March 24. (Shutterstock/File)

Nam Air, a subsidiary of Sriwijaya Group, has opened a new route between Balikpapan in East Kalimantan and Tanjung Selor in North Kalimantan.

The carrier began serving the new route on Thursday using ATR 72-600 aircraft that can accommodate 72 passengers.

The scheduled departure time for Nam Air flight 130 from Sepinggan Airport in Balikpapan is 6 a.m. and the arrival time at Tanjung Harapan Airport in Tanjung Selor is 7:05 a.m.

Additionally, the carrier also flies from Balikpapan to Malinau, also in North Kalimantan, later in the afternoon, following the Balikpapan-Tanjung Selor flight.

Read also: Nam Air launches Semarang-Karimunjawa route

The regency of Malinau is famous for its nature and outdoor tourism in destinations like the Kayan-Mentarang National Park.

"Hopefully this new service can help boost the local economy and efficiency," said North Kalimantan Governor Irianto Lambrie during a recent event to inaugurate the new services. (kes)