Flight: Sriwijaya Air SJ 2710
From: Dili (DIL) To: Denpasar Bali (DPS)
How I Booked: Searched via Skyscanner.
Sriwijaya Air is an airline based in Jakarta that flies domestic Indonesian routes and well as a some regional international flights. In this case I was flying one of their international services from Dili in East Timor to Denpasar Bali.
I found the flight via Skyscanner which compares flights out of Dili. The Sriwijaya website looks like it’s from 2001 so I was wondering if my booking would work. I’ve had problems booking domestic flights in Indonesia before but the booking this time was easy. I selected my dates and the next thing I knew I was being asked for my credit card details. No up-sell for baggage allowance, meals, seat, insurance, credit card fee, aircraft fuel, or oxygen. How refreshing.
[Ticket price without all the silly extras.]
I didn’t know anything else about this airline before flying. It’s not in any alliance and outside of of Indonesia I would hazard a guess that most people have never heard of it. The flight is 1.45 hours so I wasn’t expecting a meal service. The meal was plain but I was happy to have something to eat.
This flight was a good option to get back into Indonesia after overlanding to East Timor from West Timor. I note that the airline is expanding services from Dili into other parts of Indonesia so a trip to Dili is now a viable visa run from more places in Indonesia.