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AirAsia Will Open International Flight Routes to Labuan Bajo, Says Government

AirAsia Will Open International Flight Routes to Labuan Bajo, Says Government
AirAsia Will Open International Flight Routes to Labuan Bajo, Says Government. Image Source: AirAsia Newsroom

Acting Governor of East Nusa Tenggara, Ayodhia Kalake, said that the airline AirAsia will open two international flight routes to and from Labuan Bajo to support the increase in tourist visits in the region.

Speaking to the press on Thursday, 4th of July, after opening the Coordination Meeting of the Association of Regional Guarantee Companies (Asosiasi Perusahaan Penjamin Daerah or ASPENDA), Kalake divulged that the two international flight routes are Kuala Lumpur-Labuan Bajo and Singapore-Labuan Bajo.

“This morning I just received information that AirAsia will open two international flight routes to Labuan Bajo,” Kalake said.

Despite the lack of more details, Kalake believes that AirAsia‘s decision to open the new international routes will also create opportunities for all regional governments to promote their tourism potential worldwide. However, it all depends on the local government’s willingness to make the necessary efforts.

“That’s why I always encourage regents and mayors to prepare themselves and their regions to develop the tourism sector. Not only nationally, but also internationally,” he added.

AirAsia has also confirmed the opening of these new international routes. As stated on the airline’s Newsroom page, the Kuala Lumpur-Labuan Bajo flight route is set to commence on the 3rd of September 2024. Moreover, the flight is available for booking on AirAsia MOVE and the airline’s official website from the 4th of July until the 14th of July 2024, specifically for the travel period between the 3rd of September 2024 and the 29th of March 2025.

So far, details regarding the Singapore-Labuan Bajo flight route have yet to be announced.

As stated by the airline on its Newsroom page: “Labuan Bajo, once a quaint fishing site, has blossomed into a must-visit destination for travellers seeking awe-inspiring natural beauty and cultural richness. It is the gateway to the nearby Komodo National Park, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, home to the famous Komodo dragons. It is also known for one of the park’s highlights, Pink Beach, named for its striking colour and one of only seven such beaches in the world. The breathtaking landscapes, crystal-clear waters, and vibrant coral reefs attract travellers seeking adventure, diving, and island-hopping experiences.”

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