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New Direct Flight From Bali To Surf Paradise Sumbawa 

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Surf lovers in Bali have just been given a huge travel gift!

A new direct flight service between Bali and the incredible surf destination of Sumbawa has just launched and ocean-adoring adventurers are not going to want to miss this opportunity!

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The low-cost airline Wings Air opened a new direct flight route from Bali to Sumbawa on the 21st of June, 2024. 

The new Bali-Sumbawa PP route operated by Wings Air airline will be served by an ATR 72 aircraft with a capacity of 72 economy class seats.

With this route, traveling from the surf paradises of Bali and Sumbawa becomes easier, faster, and more affordable. Passengers from various domestic and international cities can now choose Bali as a transit point before continuing their flight to Sumbawa. 

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Speaking to reporters, the Corporate Communications Strategic of Wings Air, Danang Mandala Prihantoro, said, “This route also opens access to various international destinations such as Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Perth, Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne and other cities.”

It’s not only Bali that benefits from this increased connectivity but Sumbawa as an emerging destination, too.

Overnight, the West Nusa Tenggara island has been given the keys to unlock incredible sister destinations across Indonesia: Surabaya, Yogyakarta, Jakarta, Balikpapan, Banjarmasin, Berau, Samarinda, Makassar, Manado, Kupang, Waingapu, Tambolaka, Maumere, and Labuan Bajo.

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Prihantoro added, “Better connectivity will support the economic development of a new economic growth center. Sumbawa offers great opportunities for business people to explore investment potential in various sectors such as tourism, agriculture, and fisheries.”

Prihantoro concluded, “Sumbawa offers stunning natural beauty, from exotic beaches such as Maluk Beach and Lakey Beach to charming mountain views on Mount Tambora. Sumbawa is also ideal for various marine tourism activities such as surfing and diving.”

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“The opening of this new route expands travel options for the people of Sumbawa and encourages local economic development by increasing accessibility and attracting more tourists.”

Must-do activities and experiences in Sumbawa include a visit to the breathtaking Waimarang Waterfalls, visiting the traditional village of Prailiu, taking a winding drive around the undulating highlands of Wairinding and kicking back and soaking in the blissful expanse that is Mandorak Beach and the secret Weekuri Lagoon.


The outbound flight from Bali will depart at 9.00 WITA and arrive at 10.45 WITA in Sumbawa. The return journey to Bali will depart from Sumbawa at 11.05 WITA, landing at I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport at 12.05 WITA. 

Wonderful Indonesia; the Indonesian Tourism Board highly recommends Sumbawa as a destination for tourists who want to surf, dive and experience new cultures.

With crystal clear waters, incredible and intact coral ecosystems, and thriving marine life, Sumbawa is not to be missed on a big adventure around the Indonesian archipelago. 


Wonderful Indonesia says, “This island is best known for its waves, sandy beaches, and wild terrain. With great surf and spectacular coral reefs, the majority of travelers to Sumbawa come to surf and dive. In parts of Sumbawa, traditional ways of living continue today. Many of the ritual events of old ways are still performed, such as water buffalo racing and gerenuk – a ritual boxing match.”

The arrival of the new Bali-Sumbawa flight is all part of a bigger mission by the Indonesian Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economies to promote destinations around the country.

Leaders want tourists to be able to visit Bali and use the island as a gateway, a springboard to experience as much of the archipelago as possible, even in short one week and two week vacations. 


Bali lovers can now, of course, hop aboard a quick flight to Sumbawa and be in a totally new culture and landscape in just over an hour.

Direct domestic flights from Bali also connect tourists to Bandung, Sorong, Banjarmasin, Medan and so many more. 

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Wayan Bo

Sunday 23rd of June 2024

Each tourist should make round flight to double the tourist tax🤣


Sunday 23rd of June 2024

Low cost? 1 million per surfboard!!

To travel with Wings Air from Bali to Sumbawa return with one suitcase and 3 surfboards it has cost more than a return fare from Syd Australia to Europe. We won't be flying them again.


Monday 24th of June 2024

@Red, especially when 9% from the monthly salary in Australia goes to a pension fund that will be never be enough when one retires. Sigh


Sunday 23rd of June 2024

I'm surprised by the low quality of writing, misleading and lacking important information.

First, the article promotes Sumbawa, but in the middle of it, the writer (or is it AI?) inserts a paragraph talking about beaches and waterfalls in Sumba, and in the next paragraph mentions the flight landing in Sumba but taking off from "Samba"!

More importantly, the article never mentions which airport will be served in Sumbawa. Having driven across that large island various times, I feel sorry for anybody who flies to Bima, wanting to visit Maluk, mentioned in the article, to find out they still have an 8 hour drive, and that it would have been cheaper and closer by far to fly into Lombok.

Perhaps proof reading articles would catch these and other problems before publishing.


Sunday 23rd of June 2024

So we're is the change...there were already flights to sumbawa besar in the west and bima in the east..the airports are separated by a 7 hour a little more information needed thanks


Sunday 23rd of June 2024

More pristine islands will be forever tainted. There 17,000 islands and many others unaccounted for between the largest archipelago on earth. How far do humans have to destroy the ecosystem unless humans can be a part of a solution and not the problem.