Balikpapan Flights Guide
The island of Borneo is split by Malaysia and Indonesia. The Indonesian side is called East Kalimantan, and Balikpapan is its second city after Samarinda. It has developed from a small fishing enclave entirely thanks to or because of the oil and mining industries. The rough history of oil exploration has seen the WWII battle in the city’s name, and even a late 1950s CIA operation to stop production. Today, in spite of great irony, the town is an eco-tourism hub.
It is because of the unique wildlife of Borneo that brings in visitors from far and wide. The Orangutan Conservancy and Crocodile Breeding Park are some of the most popular places to visit not only in Balikpapan but on the whole of the island. Also, there is the Beruang Madu Sanctuary, which has captive endemic bears. All of these places are outside of the city, but not far. Otherwise, there are a number of beaches nearby to take in the tropical sunrays. The nearest is Segara Beach, while the most popular is Melawai Beach. Manggar Beach is another option, and a very calm place to relax and swim.
Sultan Aji Muhamad Sulaiman Airport is located in Balikpapan. Lion Air, Sriwijaya Air, Garuda Indonesia and Susi Air are the main carriers, among others.
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Balikpapan Travel Facts
- Balikpapan, Indonesia connects to 17 airports worldwide.
- The shortest flight from Balikpapan is 210 miles to Banjarmasin on Thai Airways International.
- The longest flight from Balikpapan is 1083 miles to Kuala Lumpur on AirAsia.
Balikpapan Airlines & Flight Schedules
- Garuda Indonesia fly from Balikpapan to Jakarta and 5 other cities including Yogyakarta.
- Lion Mentari Airlines fly from Balikpapan to Jakarta and 5 other cities including Yogyakarta.
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