Scoot Adds Yogyakarta and Lombok to Its Network

Both Indonesian destinations were previously served by SilkAir before the Covid-19 pandemic.

Yogyakarta is the gateway to the UNESCO-listed Borobudur temple. (Photo: platongkoh/iStock)

With SilkAir’s recent integration into Singapore Airlines, routes with higher volumes of business travelers have been transferred to SIA, while more leisure-focused ones were picked up by Scoot. The latter originally aimed to launch flights to Yogyakarta in September 2020, but travel restrictions and lower demand pushed things back by two years. A similar plan to start direct services to the island of Lombok in July didn’t quite materialize.

Scoot is now set to fly A320s twice a week to Yogyakarta and Lombok from October 15 and 16, respectively. Both routes will offer early morning departures from Changi, with the journey taking about two and a half hours each way. On Mondays and Saturdays, Yogyakarta-bound flight TR212 is scheduled to leave Singapore at 6:55 a.m. and arrive at 8:25 a.m. local time. The return service, TR213, will depart Yogyakarta at 9:20 a.m. and touch down in Changi at 12:45 p.m. It should be noted that all commercial flights relocated from Jogja’s aging Adisucipto Airport two years ago to the newly built Yogyakarta International Airport, a 40-minute journey from the city center by train.

The Singapore–Lombok service, meanwhile, will operate on Wednesdays and Sundays, when TR 258 takes off from Changi at 7:50 a.m. and lands at Lombok’s recently expanded airport at 10:20 a.m. Following a turnaround time of one hour, TR 259 will depart at 11:20 and return to Singapore at 2:05 p.m. Scoot currently serves Bali three times a day, Jakarta 17 times weekly, Surabaya 10 times per week, and Manado on a thrice-weekly basis. The airline has not yet announced when it will expand to Balikpapan, Makassar, and Semarang, three more Indonesian destinations that were once part of the SilkAir network.

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