The Jakarta Post
The inaugural flight from Lombok to Surabaya will depart on Nov. 25 and be available four times a week, namely on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. (Shutterstock/Everything You Need)
Low-cost carrier AirAsia is set to launch new routes to Surabaya in East Java and Yogyakarta from Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara.
The inaugural flight from Lombok to Surabaya will depart on Nov. 25 and be available four times a week, namely on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
The flight from Lombok International Airport Praya leaves at 8:35 p.m. local time and arrives at Juanda International Airport at 8.40 p.m. local time. The Surabaya-Lombok route, meanwhile, departs at 9.05 p.m. local time and arrives at 11.20 p.m. local time. Surabaya is one hour ahead of Lombok.
The Lombok-Yogyakarta route will begin on Nov. 26 with thrice-weekly flights, namely on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
The flight from Lombok will leave at 8.35 p.m. local time and arrive at Adisucipto International Airport in Yogyakarta at 9.10 p.m. local time. The return flight from Yogyakarta to Lombok will depart at 9.35 p.m. local time and arrive at 12.05 a.m. local time. Yogyakarta is also one hour ahead of Lombok.
Both routes will use the Airbus A320, which has a capacity of 180 passengers.
Veranita Yosephine, deputy CEO of AirAsia Indonesia, said the new routes were expected to boost Lombok’s tourism.
“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,” she said in an official statement.
Tickets are available at the airline’s official website and app, with prices starting from Rp 446,000 (US$33.91). Promotions are available until Nov. 25 for the travel period of Nov. 25 to March 28, 2020, for AirAsia BIG members.
As with AirAsia domestic routes, passengers are allowed free luggage of up to 15 kilograms on both routes. (wng)