Access to Lombok By Air


Since April 24th, 2020, all airport and seaport in Indonesia closed temporarily to stop the spread of the covid-19 viruses.

Starting today, May 3rd, 2020, Lion Air Group will resume its operation on "Exemption Flights". read more

Lombok and Sumbawa, the two main island of West Nusa Tenggara (Nusa Tenggara refers to the islands east of Bali) offer a charming variety of landscapes, place of interest and activities for the tourist. Flying is the best and easiest way. There are several carriers that journey the 25 minute flight from Bali to Lombok

Lombok Int'l Airport

Bandara Internasional Lombok (BIL) had several operational names proposed. In January 2009 results of a public opinion poll conducted in Lombok indicated that Lombok International Airport (LIA) was chosen by 40.4% of respondents. The IATA code LOP only came into formal use in late November 2011. Before that the IATA code AMI, from Selaparang, was used by the airlines servicing the airport. Garuda and Batavia began to partially adopt the LOP code in their booking and ticketing systems at that time. 

Airport Type: Public
Owner: Government of Republic of Indonesia
Operator: PT Angkasa Pura I
Serves: Mataram
Location: Central Lombok Regency, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
Hub For: Indonesia Air Asia
Built: 2006 - 2011
Elevation AMSL: 319 ft / 97 m
Coordinate: 08°45′29″S 116°16′35″E
WMO: 97240

The airport site is at Tanak Awu, in Kabupaten Lombok Tengah (Regency of Central Lombok), Lombok, Indonesia, southwest of Mataram the provincial capital of Nusa Tenggara Barat and a few kilometers southwest of the small regional city of Praya. The airport deploys in 551.8 hectares. Lombok International Airport has the second largest area after Soekarno–Hatta International Airport at the time of the opening of the airport


Airlines Destinations
Garuda Indonesia Denpasar (Bali), Soekarno-Hatta (Jakarta), Surabaya
Air Asia Indonesia Denpasar (Bali), Soekarno-Hatta (Jakarta), Kuala Lumpur-International, Perth, Surabaya, Yogyakarta-International
Batik Air Soekarno Hatta (Jakarta), Halim Perdana Kusuma (Jakarta)
Citilink Halim Perdana Kusuma (Jakarta), Surabaya
Lion Air Denpasar (Bali), Soekarno-Hatta (Jakarta), Makassar, Surabaya, Yogyakarta-International
Wings Air Bima, Denpasar (Bali), Labuhan Bajo, Sumbawa
Nam Air Bima
Silk Air Singapore
Scoot  Singapore

Public Bus service

Perum DAMRI provide a public airport shuttle service to Terminal Mandalika ('city bus terminal') on the eastern outskirts of Mataram and on to the west coast at Senggigi. The public bus service uses a dedicated fleet of modern air-conditioned buses and provides a scheduled service for set fees.

The new route for this service is:


Destination Ticket Price
Lombok International Airport - Mataram / Pool Damri Rp 25,000
Lombok International Airport - Ampenan Rp 35,000
Lombok International Airport - Senggigi Rp 35,000
Lombok International Airport - Selong (East Lombok) Rp 30,000

The above prices are subject to change without prior notice.

Lion Air Exemption Flights

The Lion Air Group airline will resume operations on May 3, 2020. However, Lion Air Group's operations only have special permits (exemption flights) from the Ministry of Transportation to serve business people not in the context of going home.

As is known amid the homecoming ban, the Government prohibits all airlines from serving domestic passenger routes. However, there are special licenses to transport business people who transport logistics.


Lion ensures that it still maintains the health protocol in the aircraft that continues to fly. One of them is the implementation of social distancing through seating arrangements.


Lion explained that for Boeing 737-800NG, Boeing 737-900ER, Airbus 320-200 CEO and Airbus 320-200 NEO aircraft in economy class which has 3-3 bench sets, the special seats in the middle are not used.


Meanwhile, for ATR 72 type aircraft and business class that has a 2-2 seat set, using the method of crossing or zigzagging.


"Lion Air Group has set up a system at the facility when each passenger reports (check-in) available at the departure airport," Danang said.


Then, for business people and prospective guests or passengers with the exception, they must meet the COVID-19 handling protocol by filling out the documents and attaching them before departure based on the following conditions:

  1. Health certificate from the local hospital, which explains COVID-19 free or negative with a maximum provision of seven (7) days after the results of the test come out, has carried out a series of examinations through the method of rapid diagnostic tests (rapid diagnostic tests), swab tests or PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction)
  2. Specifically fill in the statement letter on the PSBB route or the Red Zone provided by Lion Air Group
  3. Attach a travel certificate from the agency / institution / company explaining that the prospective guest or passenger traveling by airplane is not for going home.
  4. For logistic traders or entrepreneurs who do not have an institution, they can make a statement to trade / transaction correctly.
  5. Following other provisions stipulated by the Government.