Info about flights to Indonesia presented here is aimed at international travellers seeking the quickest route to Raja Ampat from outside Indonesia and so ignores flights to Sorong from airports not serviced by international flights (Ambon, Jayapura etc).
- Sorong’s airport is Domine Eduard Osok (IATA code: SOQ)
- There are no international flights into Sorong
There are no direct (non-stop) flights from Bali to Sorong
- Lots of airlines fly from Southeast Asian hubs to Jakarta.
Jakarta airport has a free shuttle bus between the international and domestic terminals until 11 pm, taking up to 30 minutes. After that a taxi can take you between the terminals. Indonesian domestic flights are often delayed, so please plan enough time for your travel and connections.
- Silk Air flies from Singapore to Makassar (flights codeshared with Singapore Airlines and Garuda Indonesia)
- Air Asia offers direct flights from Kuala Lumpur to Makassar
- Silk Air flies Singapore to Manado (flights codeshared with Singapore Airlines)
The easiest and most common departure point for flights to Labuan Bajo are from Denpasar Airport – Bali. International flights to Labuan Bajo and not currently available, so plan on connecting flights from Bali.
Flights to Labuan Bajo are usually on smaller aircraft and can be quite sensitive to luggage allowances! Most Airlines limit you to 20kg (44 lbs.) but these rules are more dependent on the person at the counter than anything else.
The times of these schedules for flights to Labuan Bajo are flexible and can change without prior notice! Please double check with a reliable travel agent or with the airline directly to confirm times!
Comming from Jakarta, Surabaya or Denpasar (Bali) you reach Alor via Kupang (West Timor). Kupang is approached by different airline companies (Garuda, Lion Air and Sriwijaya Air) daily.
TransNusa and Wings Air offers daily flights from Kupang to Alor.
JAKARTA – KUPANG Batik Air ID6540 etd 0310 eta 0710
KUPANG – ALOR Wings Air IW1943 etd 0840 eta 0920
There are direct flights to Ambon (Maluku) from Jakarta, Surabaya and Makassar as well as from small airports in Maluku and West Papua. With four airlines offering flights from Jakarta to Ambon each day, it is usually more time and cost effective to travel through Jakarta. Time constrained divers can make use of the overnight flight with Lion Air or Batavia, or for those with a more relaxed schedule, there is the opportunity to rest at one of a choice of convenient airport hotels before an early start to Ambon.
Saumlaki (Forgotten islands)
The most popular route to access Saumlaki (Forgotten Islands) is via Ambon. Ambon can be reached via Bali, Jakarta and some other domestic cities.
For example :
JAKARTA – AMBON Batik Air ID6170 etd 0030 eta 0600
AMBON – SAUMLAKI Wings Air IW1516 etd 1250 eta 1420