BAUBAU, KOMPAS.com - Several airlines have expressed their willingness to open a flight route from Bali to Baubau in Southeast Sulawesi, Baubau Mayor Amirul Tamin said.
"So far, we have opened several routes such as Baubau-Makassar, Baubau-Surabaya and Baubau-Ambon," he said here on Monday. The mayor said that the Bali-Baubau roue would be opened because many foreign tourists from Bali to Baubau had to make a transit first at Kendari’s Haluoleo airport before flying to Baubau.
"I have consulted with several airline companies such as Lion, Wings and Express Air. They welcomed the plan to open the route to make it easier for the tourists to visit Baubau from Bali," Amirul Tamin said. He said that the Bali-Baubau flight route would be opened at the end of 2010 at the latest.