Lombok Praya (LOP) Airport
Lombok Praya LOP Airport Overview
The airport's operator is Angkasa Pura. Indonesia promotes both Lombok and Sumbawa islands as tourist destination second only to Bali.
Lombok Airport isclose to the small city of Praya, and is southeast of Lombok Island’s largest city, Mataram - the capital of the province of Nusa Tenggara Barat. Within 20 minutes you can reach the beaches of Kuta Town, south Lombok and other coves, as well as the beautiful countryside.
While Praya is the nearest town from LOP, Mataram is about 40 km - the Senggigi tourist precinct of West Lombok about 55 km - and both Kuta & Selong Blanik to the south are a 30 minute drive from the Airport.
With one long runway Lombok International Airport can accommodate wide-body aircraft and is served by national and international airlines offering direct and connecting flights to all points of the globe. However, a large part of its air traffic is within Indonesia and to Singapore.
- The International Departure Tax is now 200,000 Rp for international and 50.000 IDR for domestic departures per person.
- Runway, apron, terminal & carpark extension work started in 2013 and were completed late 2015.
- Lombok Airport offers free-visa facilities for foreign citizens from 159 countries.
Lombok International Airport has one spectacular passenger terminal - able to handle up to 2.4 million passengers a year, and offers all the amenities and services you expect from an airport of its size. Among them are banking facilities (ATMs & currency exchange), snack bar, cafe, spa & massage, factory outlet, rental car counters & more.
In August 2016 it was announced that the Airport considers separating domestic & international operations - due to rising passenger counts.