Indonesian flag carrier Garuda Indonesia plans to launch flights from Bali to some of the more remote islands in the Indonesian archipelago.
The flights, branded as Garuda Indonesia Explore, will be operated by the airline’s new ATR72-600 aircraft with seating for 70 economy class passengers. Flights are planned to be operational before the end of December.
The destinations covered by the flights include Tambolaka, Lombok, Ende, Bima and Labuan Bajo – destinations which previously have been difficult and time-consuming for travelers to reach.
Tambolaka is known for its traditional villages and culture while Lombok, Ende and Bima offer scenic natural beauty and nature trails. Labuan Bajo is home to the famous Komodo dragons.
“With the new Garuda Indonesia ATR72-600 ‘Explore’ flights, travellers can now enjoy a wider choice of beautiful Indonesian destinations that were previously inaccessible,” according to Sentot Mujiono, vice president, area Asia, Garuda Indonesia in a press release.