LION AIR provides 6,804 direct flight seats from Surabaya (Sby) – Labuan Bajo and Labuan Bajo-Surabaya (Sby) for the period May 1-18, 2023. “The availability of seats and flights is also prepared to support the holding of the 42nd ASEAN Summit in Labuan Bajo,” said Corporate Communications Strategic of Lion Air, Danang Mandala Prihantoro in his written statement, Sunday (4/30), 2023.

For this flight service, Lion Air operates the latest generation aircraft directly imported from the aircraft manufacturer, the Boeing 737-800NG with a capacity of 189 economy class seats.

Danang said, Lion Air also offers connections from various other cities through Surabaya to Labuan Bajo. The availability of direct flights, travel time to Labuan Bajo becomes shorter and more efficient, thus increasing the comfort of delegates, business people, tourists and the community.

With this flight route, Danang added, Lion Air helped popularize superior destinations in East Nusa Tenggara, one of which is Labuan Bajo. Because, with direct flights from Juanda Surabaya International Airport in Sidoarjo, East Java (SUB) to Komodo Airport (LBJ) round trip (PP) and the ease of connecting flights from various cities in Indonesia to West Manggarai Regency, it will facilitate tourists in visiting the gates of Komodo.

According to Danang, flight connections via Surabaya to Labuan Bajo and Labuan Bajo to Surabaya are expected to provide benefits for visitors. Among other things, it is able to expand the flight route network. The choice of direct flights and flight connections through Surabaya, tourists from other cities in Indonesia and abroad can reach Labuan Bajo more smoothly and more efficiently.

The moment of organizing the 42nd ASEAN Summit in Labuan Bajo provides great benefits for tourism in the region. The presence of leaders of ASEAN countries, business people and tourists, will increase the visibility of Labuan Bajo in the international arena and become a good promotional event for the destination. The added value, has a positive impact on increasing the number of visits to Labuan Bajo.

Lion Air is optimistic that through tourism and airline collaboration, Labuan Bajo will become more accessible and more popular, thereby increasing the number of tourist visits and having a positive impact on the economy and development in the region. [sources/photo special]