Hi wanting to fly from Bali to Flores in May. Which airline goes there and also what is the name of the airport in flores?
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I am planning a trip to Flores next year (3 week holiday from UK). Just wondered how you booked your flights. Did you just do this when you were there? Is it possible to arrive in Denpasar on the Sunday and book a flight to Flores the next day?
Thanking you in advance,
the main airport is Labuan Bajo (LBJ). There are several local airlines flying there from Bali, we took Transnusa and it was fine. We booked through the website www.ticketindonesia.info as these airlines' website don t work for booking from overseas.
Flight from Bali last 1 hour 20 min and costed about 200 USD for a return ticket.
Here is a list of the airlines operating services to Flores (LBJ) from Bali (DPS)
✯ Merpati Airlines http://www.merpati.co.id/
✯ Sky Aviation http://www.sky-aviation.co.id/
✯ TransNusa http://www.transnusa.co.id/ [no online bookings available for this one]
✯ Wings Abadi Air (Lion Air) http://www2.lionair.co.id/
Book ahead, at least 2 weeks aead is good on that route, if you have more lead time check to 'promo' rate tickets and secure online when available.
Some UK issued credit cards are problematic for payment resolution on the LionAir site.
If you have problems with that then come back here for some other options.
Can you advise if the Sky Aviation flights are reliable from Denpasar to Flores?
Sky Aviation only flies to Labuan Bajo, but not every day (3 times a week i think).. Check their website for the schedule. Be aware that their schedule can sometimes change. Cancellations are seldom but delays are more often (perhaps once a week) . Merpati is more known for cancelled flights (2-3 times a month) from Maumere to other destinations like Den Pasar or Kupang but not coming in to Maumere. That's why leaving Flores from LB is always the better option. Always plan for an extra day in Flores. My preferred airline is always Lion Air/Wings Air.
We flew with Sky Aviation from DPS to LB and Ende to Kupang over the last few weeks and had no problems.
They are a little slower than other airlines because the use propeller airplanes but I'd recommend them.
Why not try transnusa?
Flying on BAe 146-200, it's a jet plane
Denpasar to Labuanbajo vv, daily