Lombok Praya (LOP) Airport

Lombok Praya LOP Airport Overview

Lombok International Airport LOP - also referred to as 'Praya Airport' is a new airport, officially opened on October 2011, replacing Selaparang Airport AMA (now closed).  It is situated in the central part of the Indonesian island of Lombok, which is part of the island chain of the Lesser Sunda Islands – separated by Lombok Strait from Bali to the west and by Alas Strait from Sumbawa to the East - in Tanak Awu, the regency of Central Lombok. Clearly visible to the north is huge Mount Rinjani, an active volcano and Indonesia’s third-highest peak. 
The airport's operator is Angkasa Pura.  Indonesia promotes both Lombok and Sumbawa islands as tourist destination second only to Bali. 

LOP Airport is is close 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 (currently being extended) 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.
Current airlines include: AirAsia, Citilink, Garuda, Jetstar, Lion Air, SilkAir, TransNusa & Wings Air.

1. While Indonesia is now granting 25 countries  Visa-Waiver status - the U.S. is not included - arriving U.S. passengers need to apply for a Visa on Arrival (VOA) - at $35 (for 30 days).
2. The International Departure Tax is now 200,000 Rp for international and 50.000 IDR for domestic departures per person.

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.

Present and future Airport developments:  Runway, apron, terminal & carpark extension work started in 2013 - to be completed by 2015, when the runway will  be 2,750 meters long, the apron will have 63,294 sq.meters, and the carpark 29,100 sq.meters.

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