Korean Air Lombok | Korean Air chartered planes to start flying to Lombok in July
The seven flights are part of a pilot project that, if considered successful, might be followed up with the opening of regular flights by Korean Air from Incheon Airport to Lombok.
The number of Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Malaysian and Singaporean tourists to Lombok increased significantly in 2016, with Malaysian tourists comprising the largest number with 12,000 per month because of a Air Asia’s decision to schedule flights three times a day from Kuala Lumpur to Lombok.
Chartered planes owned by Korean Air will begin flying to Lombok International Airport in West Nusa Tenggara starting on July 29. Seven planes will fly from Incheon Airport in Seoul, South Korea, between July and October, West Nusa Tenggara.
The number of Korean tourists to Lombok increased in recent months, boosted by the television broadcast of a Korean drama in the country. Scenes of the show were filmed in Lombok and Gili Trawangan, also in West Nusa Tenggara.