Now You Can Fly to Lake Toba Directly from Singapore
Indonesia national flag carrier Garuda Indonesia is set to offer a new route from Silangit Airport in North Sumatra to Singapore starting today, Oct. 28, 2017, marking the former's official operation as an international airport.
Scheduled to be available three times per week using a Bombardier CRJ 1000 aircraft that can accommodate 96 passengers, the move aims to ease access for foreign tourists to Lake Toba, one of Indonesia's most highlighted destinations.
The new flights will establish Silangit Airport as an international terminal in the region. The flights are also aimed at making it easier for Singaporean tourists to access Lake Toba, one of Indonesia's main tourist attractions. In addition to strengthening connectivity, the route has promising tourism and economic potential as it involves direct flights from Singapore, Southeast Asia's busiest hub.
The route is expected boost tourist arrivals from Singapore. The number of foreign tourists from the city-state visiting Indonesia increased 0.6 percent to 945,008 between January and August this year, compared with the same period last year.
In March last year, the carrier operated once-daily direct chartered flights between Jakarta and Silangit flight, using Bombardier CRJ-1000 aircraft.
Source : The Jakarta Globe | The Jakarta Post