The predominant mean of transport between islands of Indonesia is by Inter island connections via air transport. One of the airliner which serve island connections is TranNusa airline. The airline operates turboprop aircrafts of ATR 72-600 to fly in the province of East Nusa Tenggara which has 4 major islands and many small islands. Those major islands are Timor island, Flores island, Sumba island and Alor island. After 7 years have operarated in Nusa EastTenggara, starting on June this year the airline have expanded their routes into Sulawesi island which have the 4th biggest city in Indonesia and also have more population as well as destinations.
From city of Makasar – the airport IATA code is UPG - the capital of the province of South Sulawesi as the operation hub, TransNusa have some routes to fly from Makasar from Makasar (the airport IATA code is UPG). From Makasar, they fly to Selayar island, Kolaka, and also to Maumere in Flores island. Coming soon, from Makasar TransNusa will aslo fly to Morowali, Palu, and Bau-bau.
TransNusa flights are the most modern fleet operationatoday, with timetables extending primarily throughout the all cities in the major islands. The airline schedules are published quite early in June this year and most schedules are fixed every year for both winter and summer sessions.. You can book TransNusa tickets through various websites, such as www.transnusa.co.id and other popular online travel agents such Traveloka, Tiket.com etc. Since TransNusa have a connecting cooperation with Citilink (a LCC in Indonesia), travellers can buy tickets in the Citilink website too. For international travellers, they can buy tickets from Ctrip ( the biggest online travel in China) website too.
From big cities in Java island such as Jakarta and Surabaya or Denpasar Bali as the main gate for overseas toruists, there are many fllights to go to Makasar served by major airlines – Garuda, Cirilink, Lion, and Batik Air.