Now, if you would like to travel from Jakarta into the lair of the Komodo dragons, you do not need to transit Bali anymore, but you can fly direct to Labuan Bajo, entrance port to the Komodo National Park.
For, starting VP Corporate Communications Garuda Indonesia, Benny S Butarbutar announced that the airline now serves the route daily except Saturdays.
Garuda Operates this route using Bombardier CRJ1000 NextGen aircraft, with a capacity for 96 chairs (all economy class). The airplane Leaves SoekarnoHatta Airport (CKG) Tangerang, Greater Jakarta, at 10.05 West Indonesia Time and arrives at Labuan Bajo (LBJ) in 13.35 East Indonesia Time (there is a 2 hours’ time gap). While the return flight departs Labuan Bajo at 15.00 and lands in Jakarta at 16.10 local times.
Meantime, Garuda’s Bali-Labuan Bajo flights are still function using ATR72-600 aircraft, adopting 70 passengers. Garuda’s VP Benny Butarbutar further added that the opening of the new path is in accord with the airline’s domestic and global expansion strategy and in support of Indonesia’s national tourism marketing strategy to facilitate and boost tourist arrivals to Indonesia’s many beautiful destinations. Komodo and the island of Flores are among the nation’s 10 priority destinations designated for accelerated eco-tourism development.
Labuan Bajo in East Nusa Tenggara province is the main entry port into the habitat of this endangered prehistoric Komodo lizards, which are found only on those islands. Pristine beaches and the fascinating nature of this Komodo National Park. Additionally, Flores itself provides a Wide variety of attractions from trekking up mountains, wonder at the tricolor Crater lakes of Mt. Kelimutu, see the distinctive circular spiderweb paddy fields at Ruteng, rushing waterfalls, and go back in time and experience living Megalithic villages like WaeRebo and more. Flores is also the abode of the ancient Homo Floresiensis, the island’s own mysterious hobbits, which the remains were found from the caves of Liang Bua.