Thursday, January 28, 2010

Flying to Manokwari

As a tour guide in this city, I have written a number of articles about my experiences in accompanying foreign tourists around this beautiful town and its surroundings. I will continue to do so by writing more stories both in this blog or in my other website Manokwari Travel Guide. The followings are the names of airlines that serve flying route to Manokwari from Jakarta:
  • Batavia Airlines
  • Express Air (Manokwari - Sorong - Jakarta) at 08.30-11.15 (East Indonesian Time)
  • Merpati Nusantara Airlines
  • Wings Air (flying to Manokwari on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday)
Please, check each of the airline company to obtain the exact flight schedule and ticket price for flying to Manokwari. The ticket is usually expensive during high seasons i.e. Christmas time (in December) and School Holidays (June-July)
If you fly from Jakarta at 02.00 mid night, then you will arrive in Manokwari early in the morning.  As shown in the above photo, the passenger airplane the belonged to Batavia Air had just landed in Rendani Airport, early in the morning. Manokwari is not a big city but its surrounding territory is very large. There is Arfak Mountain in the south and there is Table Mountain in the north. The Dorey bay where Manokwari is located is one of the most beautiful in the world. There are three islands in this bay. So, when you are in Manokwari, you will be able to see the town, the mountains, the bay, and the islands, all of them in one view. It's beautiful isn't it? The blue mountain of Arfak seen in a distance is still covered with tropical rainforest that is still in pristine condition, the home for wild animals, orchids and plants. If you are interested in traveling to Manokwari, please read my article Where is Manokwari? - How can I get there? which is hosted in the website that I just mentioned above.