Sky Aviation Inaugurates New Service from Bali to Lombok and Komodo – West Flores.
(12/12/2011) Sky Aviation has formally inaugurated air service between Denpasar and Labuan Bajo, Flores and between Denpasar and Lombok on Saturday, December 3, 2011.
The first flight utilizing a Fokker 50 aircraft departing for Lombok left Bali’s Ngurah Rai Airport at 9:00 a.m. landing at the Lombok International Airport 30 minutes later. After a short stopover in Lombok the flight continues on to the Komodo Airport, located in Labuan Bajo, West Flores.
The Fokker 50 aircraft operated by Sky Aviation is configured to carry 50 passengers.
The airline has declared its desire to secure two additional Fokker 50 aircraft and12 Sukhoi Superjet 100s.
In order to move ahead with the purchase of the Russian-built Sukhoi jets, Sky Aviation is awaiting formal safety certification of the jet by European Aviation authorities.
The Sukhoi Superjet 100s can fly at 0.81 Mach and have a maximum operational height of 40,000 feet.