LION AIR is once again expanding its flight connectivity by opening a round-trip route from Banjarmasin to Bali. The flight route connecting Syamsuddin Noor Banjarmasin International Airport with I Gusti Ngurah Rai International, Bali, will be served non-stop starting November 24 2023.

According to the Corporate Communications Strategic of Lion Air, Danang Mandala Prihantoro, said that apart from shortening time, this new route is expected to increase alternative choices for travelers who want to explore the beauty of Indonesia.

“The launch of this new route further enriches domestic and international travel options for the public, business people and tourists, and takes them directly from Kalimantan Island to the popular destination, Bali, Go Home (PP),” said Danang, as quoted from his official statement.

Danang added that it is hoped that this new route will encourage Indonesian tourism to travel #InIndonesiaAja. Optimistic about increasing the number of tourists coming to Bali from South Kalimantan, thereby supporting the growth of the tourism industry and providing economic benefits for local residents.

The Lion Air Banjarmasin-Bali round-trip flight route will be served using a Boeing 737-800NG aircraft, with a configuration of 189 economy class seats, or a Boeing 737-900ER with a configuration of 215 economy class seats.

The aircraft with flight number JT-845 is scheduled to depart from Syamsuddin Noor International Airport, Banjarmasin, at 12.00 WITA, and is scheduled to arrive at I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport at 13.20 WITA.

The reverse flight will be served by flight number JT-844. The plane is scheduled to depart from I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport at 14.00 WITA, and is scheduled to arrive at Syamsuddin Noor International Airport Banjarmasin at 15.10 WITA.

This flight route will be served with a flight frequency of once every day or seven times a week. Lion Air offers interconnecting flights from within and outside the country.

Travelers can take direct flights to Adelaide, Bangkok, Melbourne, Perth, Singapore, Sydney, Brisbane and Kuala Lumpur. Meanwhile, there are also domestic flights to Labuan Bajo, Medan, Makassar, Kupang, Lombok, Bima, Ende, Maumere, Tambolaka and Waingapu. [sources/photo special]